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How can I keep my child safe when visiting an animal exhibit?

Below are ways to keep children safe around animals when visiting animal exhibits:

  • Children younger than 5 years old need supervision in animal areas.
  • Never allow children to put their hands or objects (for example: pacifiers) in their mouth while interacting with animals.
  • Hand washing should be supervised.
  • Do not take or use strollers, bottles, pacifiers, spill-proof cups, or toys in animal areas.
  • Children younger than 5 years old, elderly persons, and persons with weakened immune systems should use special precautions when around animal exhibits.

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