The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Temporarily Closes to the Public Beginning Dec. 7

PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS — In accordance with Governor Newsom’s new stay-at-home orders, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will temporarily close beginning today, Monday, Dec. 7.

Per the State’s order, the Zoo will be closed for at least three weeks or until the mandate is lifted.

“While we are sad to be closing our doors again, we know that it is for the greater health of our staff, guests, and community,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO. “As always, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the highest level of care to the 500 animals who call The Living Desert home. Our excellent animal care and veterinary team will continue to remain onsite during our temporary closure.”

Guests who have tickets to visit to the Zoo during this temporary closure, either during daytime hours or for WildLights, will be contacted via email in the coming days with ways to reschedule your current reservation or receive a refund. Members will have the option to extend their memberships or donate that amount of time back to the Zoo.

“At The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens we believe that we serve our community in a variety of ways, in addition to our commitment to the natural world. We are a place of family, inspiration, solace, community, and a way to connect with nature. The health of our animals, staff, guests and community remains our top priority, and we continue to stand with our community during this challenging time,”  Monroe said.

“When the time is right, we look forward to once again welcoming the community back to The Living Desert,” Monroe said. “During our closure, we invite you to join us digitally as we strive to provide engaging content on our social media platforms.”

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Image Sources

  • Animal lanterns: The Living Desert