Los Angeles Zoo announces closure, effective March 13 and continuing through April 19, 2020

Los Angeles, CA — Based upon this morning’s directive from Mayor Eric Garcetti to limit visitors to 50 at a time at public facilities, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in our mind, the Los Angeles Zoo will close to the public, effective Friday, March 13 through April 19, 2020.

Zoo employees will continue to report to work as normal, in order to care for our animals and facility. At this time, we do not have any indication that this virus is of immediate concern to any of our zoo animals. Our animal health experts on staff are in communication with public health officials, along with local and national veterinary networks, to stay up-to-date on animals in human care and any potential risks.

The Zoo has created a dedicated page on our website to provide updates about the Zoo and a link to information regarding COVID-19 at www.lazoo.org/covid-19.

About the Los Angeles Zoo

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing more than 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,400 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. Its lush grounds on 133 acres feature various plant species from around the world and California including many rare and endangered species. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $22 for adults and $17 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.

Author: LA Zoo