Due to Covid-19. Brights zoo will be closed March 23rd through April 14th. We will reopen April 15th..

Covid-19 Update
April 3rd

Brights Zoo COVID19 update.
Brights Zoo will remain closed until Tennessee releases stay at home mandates.
Our prayers and thoughts are will everyone from around the globe as this virus effects our daily lifes and businesses. As of right now it appears the mandate is in place until April 14th, 2020.
Like many businesses across the globe this has had a huge impact on zoos around the globe. Once mandates are lifted and each of you feel safe to be out in public we encourage you to visit your local zoo and small business in your area.
Our staff here at Brights Zoo must continue to work in order to care for all the animals here at the zoo. Our staff will continue to work on getting videos put together for us to post in order to share the animals and education that we have to offer. As we post these videos please feel to ask questions about these animals and we will do everything we can to make sure and answer those questions.
Everyone, Please be safe, wash your hands frequently, only go out if you absolutely must be out and lets hope we can get past this curve as soon as possible.

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With the current COVID-19 epidemic we will be making changes as needed for the safety of our guests, families, employees, and animals.

Families/groups of 5 or more - please just have one person enter the gift shop for the check-in process. We will then let you in through the breezeway. This will help prevent having too many people in the gift shop at one time
The South America building will be limited to no more than 10 people at any one time. No exceptions will be made. We will do our best to keep the building open for all guests.

Lorikeet landing will be closed until April 1st ( if this needs to be extended we will let you know here )

Giraffe feeding - all guests will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and after feeding the giraffe.

Restrooms - we are sanitizing restrooms every hour. We ask that any guest using the restrooms to please wash your hands.

Concessions - at this time we prefer anyone ordering food, drinks, snacks and or ice cream from concessions to please pay with your credit or debit card so that concessions staff is not handling cash at this time.

Animal Encounters - our daily animal encounters will continue but no touching will be allowed until the threat is past us.

Outside Food - now, more than ever it’s very important that everyone follows our no outside food allowed policy. We do have a picnic area on the parking lot side your welcome to use.

We will do our best to remain open as long as we possibly can.
As always we love to see you at the zoo.


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