Are tripods allowed?

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I am going to the zoo sometime in the next 2 weeks if it stops raining and I was curious if they allow people to bring their tripod. The zoo Im going to is LA Zoo in Southern Cali. Does anyone know?
 

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Is there any reason why people should not be allowed to use their tripods in a zoo?
 

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Last time I was at the Fort Worth Zoo there didn't seem to be any rules concerning photography equipment...

Call the zoo and ask.
 

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Is there any reason why people should not be allowed to use their tripods in a zoo?

Some places ban tripods as a hazard to those walking around. I'm guessin they got sued sometime or another when someone tripped and fell (normal dumb stuff like that in the US). I've been to a few places that will only allow the use of tripod during certain times when they are generally not crowded.

The easiest thing is to simply call and ask.
 

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Yeah call and ask. I have only seen one place that didnt allow it and it was a garden, they didnt want holes in the ground
 

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I was just working in to zoo in St. Louis, and in the map/brouchure that you get at the front gate had rules about photography and film making in the zoo. I dont remember what exactly all of the rules were, but I saw quite a few people with tripods in the zoo.
 

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I can take a tripod with me to the zoo's here in Holland, but i never find a reason to use one. Do you think you need one? Cause you'll be walking around the zoo with a tripod, i think thats pretty annoying, especially if you dont use it :)
 

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The LA zoo lets you have tripods.
 

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Why would you not be able to? If I were you, I would bring it, and if they tell me to put it away then I'd just hold it around. :)
 

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I thought the same..."why would you not be able to?". Then I realized I am living in North America, the continent where you can find "Caution - Step" written on every vertical surface of every stair on some outdoor staircases.

Lawsuits are easier than work, didn't you know?
 

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I thought the same..."why would you not be able to?". Then I realized I am living in North America, the continent where you can find "Caution - Step" written on every vertical surface of every stair on some outdoor staircases.

Lawsuits are easier than work, didn't you know?


You're right, I mean who would have thought that McDonalds Coffee would be HOT?
 

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I thought the same..."why would you not be able to?". Then I realized I am living in North America, the continent where you can find "Caution - Step" written on every vertical surface of every stair on some outdoor staircases.

Lawsuits are easier than work, didn't you know?

Yeh... <sarcasm>
aint it great?? I need to get on the band wagon and make some money through some frivolous lawsuit.
</sarcasm>
 

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As a general rule I find that if you ask people will err on the side of caution and say "no". If you do, nobody says a thing.

Take that advice with a pinch of salt! Not everywhere is the same...
 

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