The Scoop

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.

Where is the Gorilla Family Today?

The 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.

Animals Temporarily Off Exhibit

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

If you're looking for hippos, they may be inside the Veldt building.

When temperatures rise, some animals may choose to remain indoors or retreat to the shade.

When the 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: Weekdays
Open: Weekends

Kookaburra Canteen - Australia and South America
Closed: Weekdays
Open: Weekends

Playground - The Downing Gorilla Forest
May close when raining or just after it rains.

Tram -
Closed: Thursday, September 7
Open: Monday, September 11

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

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