Health and Safety Update

Temporary Zoo Closure until further notice

 

In accordance with public health precautions for larger gathering places and to add to our existing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Naples Zoo is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. 

While the decision to temporarily close was very difficult for us, given that we realize we are a resource for thousands of students, families and individuals who benefit from the Zoo experience and its connections with wildlife, we based this decision on our commitment to our members, guests, staff, volunteers, and community.

All of our animals will continue to receive the same superior care, veterinary care and enriching opportunities they always receive daily – a standard that is never compromised regardless of whether or not Naples Zoo is open to the public.

Updates will continue to be posted on our health and safety update on our webpage at www.napleszoo.org

As always, we greatly appreciate the support of our community and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Naples Zoo Emergency Operating Fund

Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and does not receive any government or state funding toward our Zoo operating budget.  We have prided ourselves on the fact that our operating budget has been funded entirely from our earned revenues such as admission, membership, and concession sales.  All charitable support is directed to our education programs and capital improvements designed to make Naples Zoo an even better community resource and experience.  As has always been the case, and even now during our closing, all of our animals will continue to receive the same superior care, veterinary care and enriching opportunities daily – a standard that is never compromised.  However, during this closure and current state of uncertainly for our future, we will lose a significant amount of earned revenues for every week and month that passes. With March and April representing two of our largest attendance months, we are looking at a more than $1 million loss in earned revenues tied to our closure. Please consider a donation to our Emergency Operating Fund to assist us in the care of our animals and team members. Your support is critical - now more than ever.

 

For 100 years, this 43-acre zoo and garden in the heart of Naples has been a dynamic and evolving resource for the Southwest Florida community and visitors to the area.  We understand that it is still our responsibility to be an educational resource during this difficult time. Our education team is working closely with our animal department and marketing department to organize a digital education plan for families and children in our community and further.

All contributions to Naples Zoo, Inc. are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
 

 

As always, we greatly appreciate the support of our community and we look forward to seeing you again soon.