Cleveland — There will be no rides, movies or concerts at the Cleveland Zoo on Saturday.
“The zoo is no longer operating as a zoo, but we will be hosting a number of educational programming and programs for children through the end of the week,” zoo spokesman John Tkacik said in a statement.
“We apologize to our guests and to the entire Cleveland community for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation.”
The zoo was closed on Saturday due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the zoo’s parent company, the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, which has been in business since 1783, has a variety of animals, including exotic animals like lions, tigers, rhinos, hyenas and hippos.
But the zoo also hosts the zoo animals.
The zoo has been under severe financial pressure in recent years due to the city’s ongoing budget crisis.
Tkack said the zoo was working to reopen, but it was uncertain if any rides or other events would be available this weekend.
The Metropark will also offer free rides on the zoo to the public, but the zoo will not offer rides on private property.
It’s unclear what will happen to the zoo children and staff.
The park was originally scheduled to host a performance of “Fool, Herr and the Wolf” on Saturday night, but canceled the performance due to a weather delay.
On Thursday, the Metropork said it was canceling a concert at the park because of a lack of funding.
A few weeks ago, a woman and her son were found dead in the woods behind the zoo.
No one was injured.