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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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BearWise Tips for Fall
Sep 5th, 2022

  Fall is one of the best times to spend time outdoors, and it is also one of the busiest times for our native Black Bears. They are going through a natural activity cycle called Hyperphagia. Hyperphagia is an increase in feeding activity driven by the need to fatten up before going into their den for the winter. While you are using...Read More

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


  Tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2022 ZOO BREW: The Sloth Crawl! There will be NO tickets sold at the...Read More

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