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Just like with your home, sometimes our animal's homes need repair. For the safety of our residents, and those working on the repairs, animals will be required to be in behind-the-scenes areas for the work to be done. Unfortunately that means you might not get to see them on your visit.

We'll try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible. Please know that there are emergencies that might pop up.

Please be sure to check at the Admissions windows for the most current information.

Animals Temporarily Off Exhibit

  • Bald Eagle - North America
    Will be off-exhibit for approximately 2 weeks for maintenance in the habitat.
    Return: mid-September

When temperatures rise, some animals may choose to remain indoors or retreat to the shade.
When colder temperatures arrive, some animals may remain indoors until the temperatures reach a pre-determined high or they may choose to stay inside where you may not be able to see them.  

Exhibits Temporarily Closed

None at this time.

Attractions & Services Temporarily Closed

  • Big Bear Watering Hole - North America
    Closed: During the week
    Open: Weekends
  • Kookaburra Canteen - Australia and South America
    Closed: During the week
    Open: Weekends
  • Playground - The Downing Gorilla Forest
    May close when raining or just after it rains.

Animals Off Exhibit Long Term

None at this time.

Exhibits Closed Long Term

None at this time.

Attractions & Services Closed Long Term

None at this time.

Where is the Gorilla Family Today?

Barika & AlikaThe location of the family group will be evaluated on a day to day basis. This could mean that the group is in a behind-the-scenes area on any given day and unavailable to greet guests.

• Daily – Public dayroom or Outdoors

*This schedule is subject to change at any time.
** Cleaning of the Dayroom will take place in the morning prior to family group coming out into the space, this may mean family does not appear until mid to late morning. The family group may also go back behind-the-scenes in the late afternoon. The family group being outdoors is also weather dependent.

Alika's Baby Book

C.C.'s Baby Book

Hours of Operation
Summer8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(March – October)
Winter10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(November – February)
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 8, 2018 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.