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4. In section 1 (licensing of zoos by local authorities)—
(a)in subsection (2) omit the words from “; and this Act” to the end of the subsection; and
(b)after subsection (2) insert the following subsections—
“(2A) This Act applies to any zoo to which members of the public have access, with or without charge for admission, on seven days or more in any period of twelve consecutive months.
(2B) This Act also applies in accordance with its terms to any zoo to which members of the public do not have such access if a licence is in force in respect of it or as otherwise provided (in particular, in sections 13 and 16C to 16G).
(2C) In this Act—
(a)a section of a zoo means—
(i)a particular part of the zoo premises;
(ii)animals of a particular description in the zoo; or
(iii)animals of a particular description which are kept in a particular part of the zoo premises; and
(b)references to the closure of a section of a zoo to the public mean—
(i)the closure to the public of a particular part of the zoo premises;
(ii)ceasing to exhibit animals of a particular description to the public; or
(iii)ceasing to exhibit animals of a particular description to the public in a particular part of the zoo premises.”.
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