L.A. ZOO WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

CONTACT: L.A. Zoo Press

September 16, 2020

The Los Angeles Zoo will safely reopen to the public on Saturday, Sept. 19, after closing its gates on Sept. 13 due to the unhealthy air quality caused by the local Bobcat and El Dorado wildfires. The Zoo continues to monitor air quality advisories issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and adhere to air quality safety guidance.

Any guest who purchased tickets for dates the Zoo was 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 was closed may request a new reservation date at https://www.lazoo.org/exchange/.

Animal care staff will continue to monitor 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.