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Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, Athens

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Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Bear Hollow is a facility of the ACC Department of Leisure Services. Since it's creation in the late 1940's, the zoo has undergone many changes having started as a private collection of wild animals, which had been donated to the Athens zoo. Currently, the zoo contains only non-releasable native wildlife housed in natural habitat exhibits. The zoo is always growing and changing thanks to community support through volunteers and donations,yet it always remains committed to conservation through the education of its visitors. By educating the public, by allowing even one person to forge a lasting connection with an animal, Bear Hollow helps motivate people to protect wildlife and the habitats that they depend upon.

Bear Hollow relies heavily upon donations and the commitment of many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or helping the zoo in any way, please contact us!
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  • Bear Hollow Zoo is a cute little zoo tucked into Memorial Park in Athens. It's got a nice range of local wildlife(and an alligator.) Visiting Bear Hollow is a nice way to pass time as well, as it does...  more »
  • Bear Hollow Zoo is a place that I visited with my parents as a child, that I would escape to on warm afternoons to study while at UGA, and that I brought my own children to visit many times. Tucked aw...  more »
  • Good place to take small children. Very basic animals, deer, turkeys, owls, alligators, snakes, Eagles, etc. Paved paths for you to follow. Fairly easy walk for older people. Set in a canopy of trees.  more »
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  • This is a cute, little, public zoo open to the public. You don't pay anything to go in and walk around. All the animals are rescues and seem well taken care of. The enclosures looked tidy. The zoo walkways were clean, and they were playing Jack Johnson in the background. It was an overall enjoyable experience.
  • The coolest little park zoo. Free and has a few really neat animals. Great little stop for the kids or just a relaxing day out. Self guided tour.
  • Best free zoo around kinda has a Disney land vibe from the music they play
  • Awesome place for families and/or visiting guests.
  • Great place for everyone. They have injured/rehabilitated wild animals that cannot be reintroduced to the natural environment.