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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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Long Hot Summer
Aug 22nd, 2023

It’s been extraordinarily hot this summer and it seems as though it isn’t going to stop anytime soon.  If you are coming to the Zoo, please visit as early in the day as possible to see the animals before they seek out the cooler, more hidden areas of their exhibits.  Our dedicated staff provides the animals with various ways...Read More

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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo presents the 2023 ZOO BREW: Hops for Habitats! Guests (21 and older only) are invited to...Read More


Celebrate Halloween with the animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. BOO at the ZOO presented by Exit Realty of Gulf...Read More

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