Zoo Temporarily Closed

March 16 2020

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will temporarily close the Zoo to the public until further notice. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All special events & private events, including birthday parties, safari nights, and corporate events scheduled at the Zoo through April 1st have been cancelled.

While the Zoo is not open for the public, essential veterinary and animal care staff will be on site daily providing quality, expert care for the animals, as always. The animals are safe & sound and continuing with business as usual. The Zoo plans to provide regular updates, including photos & videos, of the animal collection to keep followers updated & engaged during this time. 

Zoo leaders are actively monitoring the rapidly-changing situation and will announce any decisions on the Zoo’s social media channels & website.