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Ever have a lemur sit on your head or cuddle with a kangaroo?
How about pet an anteater or hang out with a sloth?

Our up-close and intimate Animal Encounters are unique educational opportunities to learn about some of our most gentle and fascinating animals in a safe, supervised environment. Appropriate for all ages, it’s a fun, foto-fantastic must-do at the zoo!

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Welcome to Our New Website!
Mar 27th, 2019

Yep, you’re in the right place - it’s the official new website of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! When our first website literally blew away with the rest of the zoo during Hurricane Ivan in 2004, we decided to keep things pretty simple when we made our comeback. But now that we’re building a brand new, beautiful zoo with lots of...Read More

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Calling all Zoo Campers! Pre-registration for Zoo Camp 2019 (June 24-28) at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has officially...Read More


Come join us at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for our first ever animal-inspired yoga class designed for all levels...Read More


We’re heading out with a few of the zoo's most popular furry, furless and feathered ambassadors to...Read More

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