Cincinnati Zoo offers live-streamed tours during COVID-19 closure
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
VOYA Products Ltd
Competitive
Europe
Everyone Active
Unlimited earning potential
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London, UK
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
Leicester, UK
Chesterton Sports Centre
£18,426 - £18,795 per annum, pro rata
Chesterton Community College and Sports Centre, Cambridge UK

Cincinnati Zoo offers live-streamed tours during COVID-19 closure

Job opportunities
Sefton Council
Band D (scp 5-6 £19,321 - £19,698)
location: Sefton, Liverpool, UK
VOYA Products Ltd
Competitive
location: Europe
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
location: Leicester, UK
more jobs
This zoo is so important to the community and not being able to visit will create a void that we’re trying to fill. The goal with the daily live sessions is to provide fun and educational content to people who are stuck at home

With countless visitor attractions around the world forced to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many are starting to improvise ways they can connect with their customers. Among them, Ohio's Cincinnati Zoo has turned to its digital platforms, offering live "Home Safaris" to its visitors.

Airing seven days a week, zoo staff are the now-closed zoo are "bringing the zoo to you" via a Facebook live stream.

"We’re bringing the zoo to people who are stuck at home," said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. "This zoo is so important to the community and not being able to visit will create a void that we’re trying to fill. The goal with the daily live sessions is to provide fun and educational content to people who are stuck at home."

The Home Safaris started airing from Monday and air each day at 3 pm EST. Its debut featured the zoo's famous hippo, Fiona, and proved very effective for the attraction's social channels, with its announcement post reaching more than 18 million people and its Facebook following increasing by more than 400,000 people.

With the closure of the zoo due to the outbreak, the zoo is coupling its live stream sessions with public donation requests.

"As a non-profit organisation, the zoo relies on ticket sales, zoo visits, memberships and donations to operate," said Maynard.

"Being closed will have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Please consider donating to our emergency operating fund to assist us with the care of our animals and team members. Your support now is more critical than ever."

The zoo has also come up with other ways to raise funds during its closure, including membership renewals, animal sponsorships and personalised Cameo messages from Fiona the hippo.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
With countless visitor attractions around the world forced to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many are starting to improvise ways they can connect with their customers. Among them, Ohio's Cincinnati Zoo has turned to its digital platforms, offering live "Home Safaris" to its visitors.
VAT
2020/THUMB345001_317524_234543.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,108
26 Jan 2021
Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive and connected communities" through physical activity. Revealing its 10-year strategy ... More
26 Jan 2021
The Donald Trump baby blimp, which was flown over London's Parliament Square in July 2018 during the then-US president's visit to the UK, has found ... More
26 Jan 2021
A museum charting the history of transport and motor vehicles is set to anchor a new tourism destination near Perth, Scotland. The museum, in West ... More
25 Jan 2021
Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being given extra financial support through Sport Wales. The grassroots sports ... More
20 Jan 2021
HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for gyms to be in the first wave of reopenings after the lockdown and for ... More
22 Jan 2021
The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty of weak policy design, lack of effectiveness and botched implementation. ... More
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
22 Jan 2021
Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators in engaging their members outside the four walls of their ... More
21 Jan 2021
Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room exercise sessions to guests staying at citizenM hotels around the ... More
21 Jan 2021
The Hong Kong government has revealed plans to provide the historic Ocean Park theme park with a further HK$2.8bn (US$361m, €298m, (£265m) worth of investment ... More
21 Jan 2021
Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The classes have been made available on the healthcare charity's digital ... More
20 Jan 2021
For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors. During the 2020 lockdowns, it conceived, ... More
20 Jan 2021
Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50, a new study has found. Research by the University of ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
19 Jan 2021
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities throughout the pandemic are to be celebrated at industry networking ... More
19 Jan 2021
Design specialist BRC Imagination Arts (BRC) has been selected to design and produce the World Food Center Experience in Ede, the Netherlands. The attraction will ... More
19 Jan 2021
Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their ... More
1 - 15 of 43,108
Les Mills
Les Mills