Holtsville, NY – Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro has announced that the Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve will re-open to the public on Monday, Sept. 28.
Brookhaven residents are required to make free, online reservations at www.BrookhavenNY.gov/Ecology to book a visit to the Animal Preserve. Only Town of Brookhaven residents with reservations and proof of residency will be permitted to enter; masks are required, as well. COVID-19 safety precautions, limited admissions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.
The Animal Preserve will be open Monday through Friday with eight sessions available for reservations each day: 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. The Animal Preserve will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing in between the morning and afternoon sessions.
The Information Center and Greenhouses will not be open; access to bathrooms will be available. The Animal Preserve will be open from the Main Entrance through the Eagle exhibit. Animals available for viewing at this time include: Alpaca, Arctic Fox, Bald Eagle, Bobcat, Boer Goats, Buffalo, Coatimundi, Hybrid Fox, Hybrid Wolves, Llama, Mini Pigs, Nubian Goats, other Goats, Pine Martin, Prairie Dogs, Rabbits, Red Fox, Red Tail Hawk, and Skunk.
Visit www.BrookhavenNY.gov or call 631.758.9664 for more information