Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) - Curiosity about the penguins, reunion with the rhinoceros: After a month-long lockdown, the Frankfurt Zoo reopened on Wednesday.

With 400 visitors in two time windows, the number of visitors had to be kept to a manageable level.

Spontaneous visits are also not possible, as the visit can only be booked online in advance.

On the first day of opening, there was great curiosity about the animals: "There were a few individual opportunities to visit in the morning, but the afternoons are already fully booked for the next few days," said a zoo spokeswoman.

According to the spokeswoman, booking options are only activated for a few days in advance.

Given the ongoing pandemic, medical or FFP2 masks must be worn and some animal houses are closed.

Contact with the animals on the petting meadow took place on Wednesday only at the fence, where hand disinfection was also carried out for the dwarf goats before and after the petting.

There are no show feedings to avoid large crowds.

Despite the restrictions, the relief is great, said the zoo spokeswoman: "We are really happy that we can open again."

The Opel Zoo in Taunus has been open again since Monday, also only with ticket sales via an online portal.


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