The Weather Factor
Weather plays a vital role in the day-to-day operation of a zoo. Here are some key factors to think of when planning your visit to the Chattanooga Zoo.
If it's Hot
Some animals like the Snow Leopards and Red Pandas are sensitive to extreme heat. During the summer months, several animals are given access to their indoor areas and may not be on exhibit at all times. Be sure to visit these exhibits more than once to increase your opportunity to see the animals.
If it's Cold
If the temperature falls below a certain level it will effect our decision on whether or not an animal is placed on exhibit.
Tropical animals like the Chimpanzees, Jaguars, Spider Monkeys, Cougars, and Crowned Cranes will not be seen on exhibit if the temperature is below 40 degrees.
If it's Raining or Storming
In the event of heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail, and high winds, the animals will be given access to indoor areas. Once weather conditions improve, animals are allowed back on exhibit.