San Diego, California - At 8:15 a.m. this morning, a gas line leak was discovered on Zoo Place, near the San Diego Zoo’s entrance. Out of an abundance of caution, Zoo security and local emergency services made the decision to evacuate San Diego Zoo staff and guests from the area, and closed the Zoo for the remainder of the day.

All animals at the Zoo are safe and secure. San Diego Fire, San Diego Police, and San Diego Gas & Electric are on site, and we will follow their guidance.