Movement at Taronga Zoo slow to pick-up since June 1 opening

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Jun-20

A special analysis of movement data at Taronga Zoo shows visitation picking up since the re-opening of the Sydney landmark on 1 June, but still well below the levels seen during the early part of the year, particularly in February and early March. Taronga Zoo closed its doors to visitors on March 25 as COVID-19 restrictions were introduced across New South Wales, and it remained closed throughout April and May. Movement at the Zoo had already dropped significantly in the week before the closure as Australians began practicing social distancing. Roy Morgan has partnered with leading technological innovator UberMedia to aggregate data from tens of thousands of mobile devices to assess the movements of Australians as we emerge from the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of devices – a good proxy for visitors – at Taronga Zoo was negligible during the period of closure to visitors but picked up slowly during the first three weeks of June.


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