Like all of you, COVID-19 is on our minds. We at ZooMontana are following the preventive measures stipulated by the CDC, which recommends implementing social distancing measures.
Because of this, ZooMontana has entered Level 3B of our Infectious Disease Protocol on Friday, March 20th. Level 3B is the closure of ZooMontana to the public. All on and off grounds events and educational programming has been postponed until further notice. We have also made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s “EggstravaganZoo & Science, Too” scheduled for Saturday, April 4th and have postponed the Zoo’s largest fundraiser, “A Wild Affair,” to Friday, June 26th, 2020.
In addition, no new birthday parties will be scheduled through the months of March , April and May. If you already have a birthday on the books, we will be contacting you shortly to discuss options. If you are signed up for any of the programming below, we will provide options or refunds.
Animal care staff will remain intact to ensure our animals receive the continued, excellent care they always have. Although it is difficult to ask for support during this time, should you have the ability, please consider a donation to our emergency animal care fund located HERE. We truly appreciate the support.
ZooMontana Infectious Disease Crisis Plan – Level 3B
Level 3B – ZooMontana CLOSED to the public
For a look into our full Infectious Disease Crisis Plan, please click HERE.
For an in depth, science based look into current infectious disease knowledge about both wild and Zoo animals, please click HERE. This informative sheet was produced by the EAZWV Infectious Diseases Working Group.
How You Can Help
Like all organizations right now, a large portion of the income it takes to run an accredited zoo will be lost. We know that supporting local attractions is important to you, so there are several ways you can contribute to our continued success.
- Take care of yourself and your family by following the precautions set forth by the CDC. Without you there is no Zoo.
- Donate directly to the Zoo and our mission to inspire conservation learning by making a donation HERE.
- Become a 12-month member now. Check-out membership levels and become a member.
- Stay up to date with what the City of Billings is doing to respond to COVID-19.
How to Stay Busy
We want to be sure to do our part at helping you and your kids stay sane during this time. Below are 3 of our favorite links that should keep you busy for some time!
https://www.inaturalist.org – A great site to aid in your outdoor explorations, even if only in your backyard!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM8aAzxIQ_a6pvV8P2jiM7w– Join our Director, Jeff the Nature Guy, for fun animal videos and goofy crafts.