New Jersey’s Zoo New Jersey announced Tuesday that it will allow people to take photos of wild animal and other sights from the zoo’s indoor exhibit.
The zoo’s statement says the plan is “an important step to enhance the experience of visitors to the zoo, as well as to allow us to bring the zoo in a more natural state.”
The zoo said it will take photos from outside the exhibit, “to help people enjoy and understand the animals that they see every day.”
Zoo staff will also use the photos to share with visitors, the statement said.
Zoo officials say the new policy will help keep visitors on the edge of their seats, and the zoo said the new plan was not without controversy.
Some of the zoo staff and guests who complained said they feared being accused of trespassing.
A woman who works for the zoo and spoke on condition of anonymity said the zoo would have to change its policy, and that the zoo should “not be making the issue so personal.”
The woman said she was disappointed in the zoo for not allowing visitors to take pictures.
“I’m just glad to see that the animals are not endangered.
That is something that I think is a real loss for people.
It is sad,” she said.