Important Updates from the Zoo

March 14 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo continues to remain open at this time. The Zoo’s aquarium will close until further notice, due to being a high touch zone. The Zoo’s 50th birthday celebration, Zippity ZooFest, originally scheduled for March 28th & 29th will be postponed – a rescheduled date is to be determined.

The zoo takes steps year-round to help keep everyone at the facility as healthy as possible. With the first priority being the safety of guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, the Zoo is taking extra measures in light of recent health concerns to help keep everyone healthy.

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning in high-touch areas throughout the Zoo
  • increasing the availability of hand-sanitizers in guest areas and offices
  • Communicating best practices for maintaining healthy work environments to staff /volunteers
  • Following all Federal, State and Local recommendations
  • Closely monitoring real-time updates from the Centers for Disease Control
  • Constant monitoring of this very fluid situation

 “The Zoo is a remarkable venue for the community to enjoy some fresh air, wild animals, nature and some much-needed calm at this tumultuous time. There are clearly some challenging times ahead, but these are the times when the strength of our communities really shine through,” said, Phil Frost, Zoo Director.