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ANZAC Day has finally arrived.

The Australian Zoo has confirmed that it will be closed on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Aussies independence, with all visitors expected to travel in a bus or taxi.

Zoo founder and CEO, Ian Macdonald, confirmed the closure to The Australian on Friday.

“There’s going to be a short period of time on Saturday when we’re just going to have a closure, but it’s a great opportunity for all the visitors to come and have a good look around,” Mr Macdonald said.

“We will open again in 2019.”

He said the closure will not affect any other exhibits, including animal exhibits, that had been operating as normal.

“All of the exhibits will be open to the public.

We will be providing free rides and we will have a few extra services, including food, refreshments, and the like,” Mr Mcdonald said in a statement.”

Zoo staff will be working through the night and the park will be running smoothly again by the end of the day.”

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“In a statement, Mr MacDonald said the zoo was not yet certain when it will reopen.”

It’s very early days yet,” he said.

Zoos, museums and parks are currently open to visitors from 10am to 8pm on Saturday.

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