Lee Richardson Zoo is temporarily closing drive-through access, as well as the Wild Asia habitat as of Monday, March 30, while still making the outdoor zoo campus available to pedestrians during the coronavirus pandemic.


These changes support pedestrians having ample room to follow the recommendation of maintaining six-foot social distancing. The roads will be open, other than zoo and construction personnel, providing more options for space for those walking.  Wild Asia walkways do not afford the appropriate options for the recommended social distancing and therefore, will not be available to guests at this time.


The zoo will temporarily postpone the beginning of extended hours and continue with its regular open hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


This allows staff to reduce crossing with each other in accordance with the directive to decrease contact with others and common touch surfaces, thereby facilitating their safety during the coronavirus pandemic.