Any parent knows that a day at the zoo can be exciting, yet very stressful, but one zoo is doing something special for their guests with autism to alleviate the overwhelming circumstances that can arise while visiting the zoo. On Oct. 1, the Taronga Zoo will be opening its doors at 8:30 a.m. for guests with autism and their families and friends. By allowing these families to enter an hour early, guests will be able to avoid heavy crowds and loud noises while enjoying "the exhibits, animal meet and greets, and the Sky Safari Cable Car."
The zoo has partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia to train over 120 employees on how to cater to their guests for the special event. It's reported that over 40 families have registered for the first Access Taronga day. This Australian zoo is setting an incredible example, and we hope other big attractions can follow their lead.