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Memphis Zoo will join others in temporarily closing

The Zoo will refund any Suntrust Now Truist Zoo Lights ticket purchases for Wednesday, December 30, 2020-Sunday, January 3, 2021.

MEMPHIS, Tenn — In accordance with Shelby County's new Stay at Home directive, the Memphis Zoo will be temporarily closing to the public beginning Wednesday, December 30th.

The health and safety of our team members, guests, volunteers and animals continues to be our top priority, and Memphis Zoo is committed to taking proactive steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Any guests who had tickets to Suntrust Now Truist Zoo Lights will receive a refund. While we are closed, our zookeepers and essential team members will continue to care for our animals and zoo property. 

Zoo fans will also be able to check on our animals and team members through our social media accounts. The Zoo’s leadership team will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from state and local health officials as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine when the Zoo will reopen.