L.A. ZOO CLOSES TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY

CONTACT: L.A. Zoo Press

September 12, 2020

UPDATE 9/16: The Zoo will be closed through Friday, September 18 due to poor air quality.

The Los Angeles Zoo will close its gates to the public this Sunday, Sept. 13, and Monday, Sept. 14, due to the unhealthy air quality caused by the local Bobcat and El Dorado wildfires. The Zoo hopes to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 15, but we will continue to monitor air quality advisories issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and adhere to air quality safety guidance for safely reopening.

Any guest who has purchased tickets for dates the Zoo is closed may reschedule their tickets for a different date and time in the future by emailing [email protected].

Members with reservations for dates the Zoo is closed may request a new reservation date here. In addition, affected reservation holders will receive an email with information about rescheduling.

Animal care staff is closely monitoring the animals who reside in outdoor habitats. Based on past fire events in the Los Angeles area, we do not anticipate any air quality issues to affect our animals. However, in the event the air quality begins to affect our animals, our animal care and veterinary health staff are prepared to respond as necessary.

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.