Still a zoo at the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, even during the pandemic
WEST BEND (CBS 58) -- Unlike a lot of zoos forced to close during this pandemic, it’s been pretty much business as usual at the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bend. During the COVID crisis, people have been able to drive through much of the Washington County attraction, considered to be America’s largest petting zoo with 750 different animals and 75 varieties of species. Now, restrictions have eased a bit here at the safari. Patrons can once again take golf carts, sanitized regularly, to explore the premises. Animal feed is available as well. Co-Owner David Fechter says the customer appreciation has been overwhelming the last few months.
The Shalom Zoo is open 7 days a week from 9 until 5 each day. You're asked to allow two hours to explore the 3-mile trail. The "drive-though" experience, by the way, will be offered through today and then come back for the holiday lights display later in the year. Click here to find out more about what animals you can see here and the admission prices.