The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is located on low lying ground. As a result, it has often been flooded especially during hurricane season. The zoo is in the process of rebuilding the Alabama zoo on higher ground. The 25 acres the zoo will be located on has been donated and will become the first green zoo ever built. They plan to open in early of 2012. Until then, visitors can still see the animals at the old zoo site at the address above.
This Alabama Zoo has over 300 animals. These include lions, tigers, bears and monkeys. It also offers a petting zoo, reptile house, aviary and animal shows every day through the summer. Animal encounters are available for a small fee.These often include the opportunity to hold, feed and pet some of the animal such as kangaroos, lemurs, African serval cat and Bengal tiger cubs. Zoo events include a Zoo Camp, Annual Low Country Boil and Annual Boo at the Zoo.
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is known as “The Little Zoo That Could”. The zoo was given the nickname by the prime time Animal Planet series that featured some of its struggles in the last few years.
Where Can I Find Alabama Gulf Coast Coupons & Discounts?
A zoo membership can offer you a way to save money if you plan to visit the zoo often. They offer five different kinds of memberships from a single person membership to a Group membership.
Local coupons books such as the Island Clipper often have discount coupons for the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. These can be found at the Welcome Centers, the Foley Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Publix stores. Island Clipper is also available online and coupons can be printed out.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Details
The Gulf Coast Zoo is open every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. It is only open until noon on the day before these holidays.
The hours for the zoo are 9am - 4 pm every day it is open.
Regular zoo ticket prices are Adults (12+) $10, Children $7 with children under 2 FREE.
This shows a walking tour of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo featuring the big cats.