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At Zoo Knoxville, safety is a top priority. Please review the following to ensure a fun and safe visit!


  • Face coverings strongly encouraged while indoors.


  • All persons visiting the zoo must have a good time!
  • Be kind to the animals. This is their home.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents and caregivers are responsible for the behavior of their children.
  • Please don’t feed the animals. They are on special diets.
  • Please leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy.
  • Leave your pets at home, not in the car.
  • Guests with service animals, please check in at the Ranger Station before entering the zoo. All service animals must have proof of rabies vaccination.
  • Please leave radios, glass containers and straws in your car as they are a hazard to the animals.
  • For your safety, wear shirts and shoes while in the zoo.
  • Please observe the designated smoking areas throughout the zoo.
  • No skates, bicycles, skateboards, roller shoes or hoverboards are permitted.
  • Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase and allowed in designated areas.
  • Firearms are not permitted on zoo grounds.

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