LOS ANGELES ZOO ANNOUNCES CLOSURE EFFECTIVE DEC. 7, 2020

CONTACT: L.A. Zoo Press

December 6, 2020

On December 7, the L.A Zoo will officially close to the public in conformance with the Governor’s Regional Stay Home Order. This closure will remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks, and the L.A. Zoo will be closed until authorized to reopen.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals are our top priority. Essential Zoo employees will continue to report to work in order to care for our animals and facility. L.A. Zoo guests and members who have purchased and/or reserved tickets on dates during the L.A. Zoo’s closure will be contacted by email with further information.

The Zoo has created a dedicated webpage to provide updates about the L.A. Zoo and a link to information regarding COVID-19 at www.lazoo.org/covid-19. Guests may also follow the L.A. Zoo on social media @lazoo for current updates on the Zoo’s operational status. More information about the Regional Stay Home Order can be found here https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#regional.

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 will be closed effective Dec. 7 until further notice. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.