Jackson Zoo to close October 1


The Jackson Zoo will be closed to the public beginning October 1. However, the zoo will be open this weekend Friday, September 27 through Monday, September 30.

According to zoo officials, the closing is temporary, but the duration of the closing is still unknown.

“The duration of this 'shuttering' is still unknown at this point, while the City of Jackson and zoOceanarium complete the final stage of the management transition. Current estimate is 60 to 90 days, depending on outcomes of USDA inspections,” zoo officials said in an email announcement. “As soon as we have news of a re-open date, we will announce, so stay tuned.”

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