The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] will close the zoo portion of the facility to the general public for three weeks to “limit potential exposure to certain animals that are susceptible to coronaviruses.”
A Government spokesperson said, “The Public is advised that the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ], will close the zoo portion of the facility to the general public from March 23rd, 2021 for three weeks. This is to limit potential exposure to certain animals that are susceptible to coronaviruses and to ensure that the needed provision of care can be provided.
“Please note that the aquarium, museum, and gardens will remain open. However, the aquarium hall and other indoor spaces at the facility are limited to a maximum of ten people at any one time for everybody’s safety.
“To avoid disappointment and potential entry wait time, the public is encouraged to book prior to their visit. Bookings can be made at here. Each 30-minute space has been limited to ten people entering the facility.
Dr. Ian Walker [Principal Curator] added, “ Unfortunately, BAMZ still faces the same concerns in regards to ensuring the health and welfare of our animals, as we did when the facility closed to the public previously.
“Despite a large proportion of our staff now being vaccinated, we still wish to protect vulnerable animal populations from exposure to the virus during this current outbreak.
“We apologize to our loyal patrons and ask for their understanding at this time as this action is being taken for the safety of the animals, members of the public who visit the zoo, and animal care staff. We look forward to opening the zoo portion of the BAMZ and welcoming the public back as soon as we are safely able to do so.”