Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo


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About Us

Located in Gulf Shores, famed for white-sand beaches, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a top regional family attraction. Also known as the ''Little Zoo'' for its starring role in the 2006 hit documentary series, The Little Zoo That Could on Animal Planet, this non-profit zoological park is not just a little community zoo; it's home to over 199 species, 31 sub-species, and haven to 8 endangered species.

Around 6 miles from the beach, off the highway, the zoo feels like a tropical oasis with diverse exotic animal sounds. Peacocks' calls, monkey chatter transport visitors from hustle to calm.

Sprawling 25 acres, featuring pathways, picnic spots, and animal-themed gift shop, we cater to all ages and mobility levels. Voted the ''#1 Zoo in Alabama'' for two years running, we offer more than your typical zoo experience...

Parents with strollers, families seeking educational fun, or beach breaks find solace here. Seniors seeking camaraderie, relaxation, even special encounters - we're ideal.

And if you really want something extra unforgettable, stop in for a one-on-one, up-close experience with a few of our friendliest friends at our Animal Encounters! Each adventure is in a safe, zookeeper-supervised environment, and appropriate for all ages. Be sure to have a camera ready to capture these amazing moments to share with friends and family! Lemurs, Kangaroos, Sloths, and Giraffe feeding... OH MY!


  • Animal Encounters
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Amusements
  • Soaring Eagle
  • Zoo


Zoo Entrance and Golf Shop
Animal Encounters
Giraffe Feeding
Event Venue - Weddings, Corporate events, Special Occasions
Animal Shows