BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Close at Noon on February 23 Due to Severe Weather

February 23 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announced earlier this morning that it will close at noon today due to the threat of severe weather across the region.

“This early closure will help protect the safety of our guests, animals and staff alike,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “During times of severe weather, it’s imperative that we give our staff adequate time to secure our animals and make sure they’re out of harm’s way. We also join weather officials in encouraging all area residents to take these weather warnings seriously and to stay off the roads if possible.”

Regular Zoo hours will resume on Wednesday, February 24. 

About BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibit offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation.