General Requirements – Prohibitions against Discrimination:
(h) A public entity may impose legitimate safety requirements necessary for the safe operations of its services, programs, or activities. However, the public entity must ensure that its safety requirements are based on actual risks, not on mere speculation, stereotypes, or generalizations about individuals with disabilities.
The ADA allows the zoo to take some action to prevent any danger to the animal collections and our guests. The zoo has the authority to deny access to areas on the basis that we and other zoos have observed and have documented safety concerns that justify restrictions access. The following actions are allowed: