Gladys Porter Zoo announces new schedule


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Brownsville, Texas (KVEO)—The Gladys Porter Zoo announced on Thursday they would be changing their hours of operation and closing early during weekdays.

The changes come after the zoo reopened on June 8 and the attendance was lower than expected.

Starting Monday July 13, the last guest entry time will be 12:30 p.m.

While the admission and membership entrances will be closed at 12:30 p.m., some Zoo amenities will remain open.

The Lion’s Pride concession stand will close at 1:30 p.m. and The Oasis concession will close at 2:00 p.m.  All of the indoor, air-conditioned exhibits currently open with 25% building capacity, including the Herpetarium, the Russell Aquatic Ecology Center, and Australia exhibit, will close at 2:00 p.m., according to the Zoo.

The weekend hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. will remain unchanged.

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