The Gulf Breeze ZOO, Gulf Breeze

#4 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Panhandle
The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50acre zoo located in Gulf Breeze, Florida.HistoryPlagued by financial troubles since Hurricane Ivan struck the area in 2004, the zoo closed on August 17, 2009, awaiting the decisions from the governments of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to provide $125,000 each in funding.On August 20, 2009, zoo officials announced that the closure of the zoo would be permanent.The zoo was purchased by Virginia Safari Park of Natural Bridge, Virginia. in December 2009, and was reopened on February 18, 2010, as Gulf Breeze Zoo.ExhibitsA path through the zoo gardens lets visitors see many animals including primates, big cats, marsupials, Procyonidae, tortoises, and birds. It leads to a large petting area, a giraffe feeding station, and a walk-through parakeet enclosure. Some other exhibits throughout the park include Rocky the red river hog, black bears, a flying fox, otters, an alligator, and camels.Primate exhibits include lemurs, gibbons, siamangs, tamarinds, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, chimps, gorillas, including baby Kigali, a moustached guenon, and marmosets.
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  • This is a fantastic, family friendly zoo. We have annual passes and we take our 21 month old every few months. Tons of animals, a cute train that goes through a safari, and a huge feeding zoo section.  more »
  • I have never seen the zoo this crowded as it was for Boo at the Zoo one recent Sunday. The parking lot was overflowing and people were having to park across the street at the flea market. Fortunately ...  more »
  • Pretty nice zoo. Went today for boo at the zoo. Upon entering you are in the gift shop. Cute memorabilia. Price was discounted because of boo at the zoo. Even though this zoo is small it had a lot to ...  more »

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