Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
“The Little Zoo That Could”
When you visit Gulf Shores, Al of course your initial thought is the beautiful white sand beaches and fun in the sun. While the beach may be the main attraction for vacationers, it’s “The Little Zoo That Could” (otherwise known as the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo!) that wins their hearts.
“The Little Zoo That Could” was opened in 1989. During this time it was known as Zooland Animal Park. It has come a long way since then. With donations of land this zoo is now the home to 300 animals. Vacationers have the opportunity not only to visit the zoo, but to get up close and person with the animals.
It is the home to tigers, lions, bears and several different species of monkeys. Enjoy the adventurous exhibits and “encounter” areas while you take in the tropical aviaries that include peacocks, parrots and so much more. Families who visit “The Little Zoo That Could” will leave with a treasured experience after visiting the exotic creatures located right in the heart of Gulf Shores.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo awaits your visit. While you’re there don’t forget to visit the gift shop and pick up the 13-episode Animal Planet four-disc DVD set. This cherished zoo has sustained many struggles but has overcome all Mother Nature has thrown at it. The staff plays a huge part in the success of “The Little Zoo That Could”. Their love for the animals is exactly what keeps this attraction expanding. In fact, a new, large green home on the mainland is in the process of being built just a few miles away from the original location.
The beaches, the restaurants and the nightlife are reason enough to vacation on The Gulf, but do not head home without stopping in and saying hello to Gulf Shores, “The Little Zoo That Could”.
Zoo Hours of Operation:
Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day)
$11 Adults • $9 Seniors • $8 Kids 3-12
- Kids age 2 and Under are FREE! •
Contact the Zoo:
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-5731 (Info Line)
Check out more information about the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and it’s exhibits and events today!
Gulf Coast Zoo Videos:
Or even better… Checkout a sneak peek at some of the park in one of these YouTube videos.
Wild Mike’s Animal Show
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Animal Encounters