Gladys Porter Zoo to remain closed until further notice

Ryan Henry/The Brownsville Herald Max Fierro, 3, right, and Ruben Fierro, 7, both of Laredo, peer into an exhibit housing Cuvier's dwarf caimans inside a renovated herpatarium Monday at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.

Gladys Porter Zoo released the following statement via Facebook:

Effective immediately, the Gladys Porter Zoo will remain closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals is our top priority.

Even though there have not been any recorded cases of COVID-19 in Brownsville, it is the Zoo’s responsibility to do what we can to help reduce the spread of the virus.

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