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Response to COVID-19

Updated: 3/17/20

Will Niabi Zoo be holding events in the coming weeks?

The CDC has recommended as of March 16, 2020 that all gatherings of 10+ be postponed or canceled. Following this recommendation, Niabi Zoo will be canceling all in-person programs and events until further notice.

If you registered for a program already, our staff will be reaching out to you individually.

If you have questions about our education initiatives and scheduling, please email us at

Will Niabi Zoo still host the Members Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4, 2020?

We’re sad to say we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Members Egg Hunt originally scheduled for April 4, 2020. Currently, there are no plans to reschedule the Members Egg Hunt in 2020, but we are already working on preparations to make this summer’s Members Night extra special for our members and their families.

If you are a Niabi Zoo member and have questions about your new or existing membership, please email us at

Will Niabi Zoo open for the season as planned on April 11, 2020?

Niabi Zoo officials will continue to monitor the recommendations of national, state and local health organizations to determine an official season-opening date. At this time, we are anticipating we may need to postpone our season opening, originally scheduled for April 11, in order to protect the safety of our staff, volunteers, community and the animals in our care. Please check back to this page for developments.

How are the animals being cared for during the COVID-19 outbreak?

We’ll continue to provide the animals that call Niabi Zoo home with the highest level of professional care day in and day out. Essential staff will continue to report onsite to care for the animals and extra precautions are being put in place for both humans and animals to ensure their safety including, but not limited to, stocking critical medications and food items for animals, enforcing extra hygiene practices and maintaining CDC recommended social distancing among staff.


Niabi Zoo is following the recommendations put in place because it is in the best interest for humans and animals alike. We hope that you, like us, will do your part to reduce the spread of coronavirus – together we can get through this and hopefully sooner rather than later, it will be safe to open Niabi Zoo to the public. We have been working on many exciting initiatives in the off-season including new exhibits, an ongoing slate of education programs, and an exciting lineup of special events!

Thank you for your ongoing support of Niabi Zoo and our mission of working today to assure a better tomorrow for all living things.