• National Pig Day! 3/1/2018
    National Pig Day is an event held annually on March 1st to celebrate these wonderfully intelligent animals and our misconceptions about them. We'll have special pig talks with our Zookeepers in the Petting Area so you can learn more about the wonderful world of pigs!
  • Mother's Day at the Zoo! 5/13/2018
    FREE Train Ride for Dads on Father
    Bring your Mom to meet our animal Mom's this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th. All Moms receive a FREE train ride.
  • Endangered Species Day 2018 5/18/2018
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    Endangered Species Day is a fun and educational way to learn about the 16 species of endangered, and critically endangered animals here at the Zoo, and what you can do to help them survive. From 9:00-12pm visit conservation biofact stations around the Zoo for a hands on learning experience. At 2:00pm, meet a species that has come back from the brink of extinction, the American alligator. at 3:00pm join a team of zookeepers for a python interaction and a message on invasive species.
  • Father's Day at the Zoo! 6/17/2018
    FREE Train Ride for Dads on Father
    Bring your Dad to meet our animal dads this Father's Day, June 17th. All Dads receive a FREE train ride! From the train you will get a close-up view of gorillas, rhinos, huge Nile hippos and more!
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What our visitors say ...

Whoa! I come from the Chicago Zoos where animals are far away, behind glass, and easier to see with binoculars! I would probably have a better time seeing animals on a Nat Geo documentary. 
However, we stumbled upon THIS AMAZING ZOO!  Giraffe Feeding: This would have cost a fortune in Chicago and probably cost $50 if even available. It was amazing here. Pet a giraffe and feed one! Stay as long as you want!!

For a small zoo this one is excellent.  The staff was great with the animals and it is the perfect size zoo for a afternoon visit.  We took our time and went through most of it in a couple hours.  Seriously though we will come back every time.   Thank you for such a lovely little zoo on the gulf!!