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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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Baby Watch - Thistle (common marmoset)
May 20th, 2019

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is on BABY WATCH! Thistle, our common marmoset is due to give birth to twins any day now. With the help of Fox10, you can join us in the excitement. We are live-streaming from 6 cameras in our marmoset exhibit. Help us keep a watchful eye to alert keepers when it is time for the big event. Until then, watch the daily...Read More

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June
24

Zoo Camp 2019 (June 24-28). Calling all Zoo Campers! Register Now! Our most popular children's education...Read More

September
30

September 30, is the last day open at our current location. Starting Oct 1, we will be closed to start...Read More

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