NPR: As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent

NPR: As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent. “The pandas in D.C., the grizzlies in Oakland, the gorillas in the Bronx are all getting reacquainted with human visitors. As of a month and a half ago, the pandemic had forced 90% of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ members to close. Today, the AZA reports, about 80% of them have reopened. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., opens its gates to the public for the first time in 19 weeks on Friday — and this week, I was one of the lucky few humans allowed in for a preview.”