Edmonton Valley Zoo reopening this week with new baby camel

Mar 24 2021, 1:52 pm

After being closed since mid-January amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonton Valley Zoo will be reopening to the public this Thursday, March 25.

Until the province moves into Step 3 of its “Path Forward” plan for reopening, the zoo will be an outdoor-only experience, but there are still lots of animals to see in the open-air enclosures.

One highlight is a new camel, born only a few weeks ago, on March 1.

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is looking for the public’s help to name the baby girl, and those with suggestions are invited to share their ideas on the zoo’s social media.

Visitors are asked to reserve their tickets online, prior to arriving at the zoo. Only 100 people are allowed in every half hour, and daily attendance is capped at 1,000 visitors.

To reflect the modified experience, admission fees are being reduced for the time being. An adult ticket runs for $10.95, while children’s admission costs $7.75.

Zoo visitors should be aware that there is currently limited food service available, and rides will remain closed for the 2021 season.

Edmonton Valley Zoo will be open from 10 am to 4 pm daily starting this Thursday, with hours increasing to 9 am to 5 pm on May 1.

Book your tickets now to visit the zoo’s adorable new baby camel – and all the other animals too, of course.

Elle McLeanElle McLean

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