Florida Black Bear Habitat RE-Opening!

Florida Black Bear Exhibit: Grand RE-Opening   

Hurricane Irma came and went, and while we were able to open just a few days following the storm, flooding from nearby Lake Monroe has kept the Florida Trek closed since September. Read our account of Hurricane Irma here
We appreciate the patience of our fans and guests as we waited for Mother Nature to take its course. Now, our Florida Trek is dry and our black bears are ready to see you again! 
Join us on December 2 for a Grand Re-Opening event! 
We'll have special keeper talks, activities, and more at the Florida black bear habitat to celebrate the long anticipated re-opening! Keep an eye on our website or like us on Facebook to see more updates about the event. 


Black bear soft opening: If you can't join us for the special Grand RE-Opening, our black bears will be on exhibit effective immediately, with limited viewing hours beginning in the morning. The time on exhibit is fully up to the discretion of our animal care team, based on the behavior of the bears. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the extent of time they will be on exhibit. 
Flood the Zoo
In addition to flooding on our Florida Trek, the Central Florida Zoo experienced damage to facilities, exhibit structures, and our gardens. 
Want to help us recover? Make a tax-deductible donation to help us Flood the Zoo, but this time with donations! Learn more about our campaign and donate here. 
Holiday Hours
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.