The Detroit Zoo is set to reopen next week after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Detroit Zoological Society's plan is to open in stages while allowing members only June 8th - June 11th but by advance registration only. Non-members will be allowed starting on Friday, June 12th.

I'm sure the animals aren't quite as excited as the rest of us as they've been living the good life this year by not having to deal with humans.

A spokesperson for the zoo had this to say:

"As we prepare to reopen the Detroit Zoo to members only by reservation on Monday, June 8, we want to say thank you — not just for your support during this tough time, but for your active engagement with us over the last few months."

According to The Detroit Zoo, safety guidelines include wearing a mask for visitors age 2 and older, unless prevented from doing so by a medical condition; following posted routes for navigating the zoo; maintaining physical distancing, and adhering to personal hygiene requirements.

If you don't have a face mask, you can buy one at the main entrance.

Also, there will some attractions that won't be available right away including some the indoor attractions and viewing decks. All outdoors areas will be open aside from the playground.

Restrictions and rules are just something we're all going to have to get used to for a while. Whenever I hear about a bunch of restrictions being in place, it just kinda makes me not want to go. I'm not saying there shouldn't be restrictions in place, it just turns me off from wanting to go anywhere.

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