The Houston Zoo’s leadership team has been monitoring the path of Hurricane Harvey, and has made the decision to close the zoo Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27. The safety of team members, guests and animals is the zoo’s top priority, and the leadership team made this decision with that in mind. The decision on whether the zoo will reopen on Monday, August 28 will be made as the weather event continues.
The animals will be cared for during the storm by a select group of team members who will stay at the zoo throughout the weather event. The animals have safe and secure barns and night houses that have been constructed to weather storms like this one.