WASHINGTON - Smithsonian's National Zoo has canceled two of its most popular holiday events for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns.
Boo at the Zoo, a fun Halloween event with treats for kids and decorated trails, and ZooLights, a festive family event with displays of lights and holiday music, will not take place in 2021, according to the Zoo's website.
FOX 5's Bob Barnard says the Zoo has also canceled its ZooLights Express and Panda Claws mobile light displays.
Entry passes are required for all Zoo visitors – including infants. All visitors ages two and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces - regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas.
Several of the Zoo's big cats had to be anesthetized last month after testing positive for COVID-19. Several are still recovering.