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Zoo Groundbreaking

Posted On: Mar 13th, 2018

Zoo Breaks Ground at Future Home

Gulf Shores, Ala. (March 13, 2018) – The groundbreaking officially kicked off construction of the 25-acre zoo as it received long-awaited funding from the issuance of a construction bond, allowing the zoo to be built through completion in late 2019. Also announced was the launch of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s new capital fundraising campaign, BUILD YOUR ZOO that provides complete details about the new zoo project at

As the first ZAA-accredited U.S. zoo to be built from the ground up in more than 20 years, the zoo will be able to not only provide a more spacious modern haven for our more than 600 animals at our new location, but also include: theme-park family entertainment, event venues, gourmet dining, shopping and educational programs.

?If you would like more information about the event, please contact Tracy Holiday, director of development, at 251.752.2245 or email

?About the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo:

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, operated by The Zoo Foundation, Inc., is a non- profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Zoo is home to more than 600 exotic animals including lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles, lemurs, sloths and more. The Zoo features seasonal animal encounters and interactive animal shows during the spring and summer months. The Zoo is the highest ticketed attraction in Baldwin County and welcomed more than 175,000 visitors in 2017.