Houston Zoo Temporary Closure
Effective March 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. - April 3, 2020
Dear Houston Zoo Friends,
The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife. We recognize that visiting the Zoo is much more than experiencing wildlife up close, but is also an opportunity to enjoy the wonder of the natural world with family and friends.?We have been closely monitoring the constantly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to help reduce the rapid spread of COVID-19.
As a public health precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,?the Houston Zoo is temporarily closing to the public effective today, March 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. through April 3, 2020.?Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, guests, and the animals in our care.
Our animals are healthy and doing well, and we continue to provide them with dedicated, professional care every day. Our animal teams will continue working at the Zoo to look after our animals while we are closed. The Houston Zoo assures continuity in the high quality care we provide for our animals through contingency planning. At the Zoo, we have emergency procedures in place that assure we have additional feed and supplies to last throughout the year.?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not received any reports of wildlife or animals in human care becoming sick with COVID-19.
Care is at the heart of our mission and we thank you for your understanding as we all look out for our community and our animals.
For all Zoo updates related to?COVID-19, please visit?houstonzoo.org/health-updates?and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.?
Thanks and be well!