ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, Panama City Beach

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Panhandle
See an array of creatures from around the world, including a number of rare and endangered inhabitants, at the non-profit ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory. Wander the zoo's garden grounds, arranged around a lake, and keep your eyes peeled for fan favorites like the jaguar, Bengal tiger, and kangaroo, along with lesser-known animals like the siamang, spectacled bear, kinkajou, and more. For an even closer encounter with the animal residents, try signing up for a personal meeting with the zoo's lemurs, where you can hold the furry critters in your own hands. Alternatively, you can opt for hand-feeding leaves to a giraffe. Using our international travel planner, Panama City Beach attractions like ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    We just recently took a trip to Panama City Beach and we decided to visit ZooWorld before we left. We went around 9:45am, right after they opened. Since it was early, it wasn't very crowded. I think t...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Small Zoo but a good zoo. Alot of animals to pet including llamas and giraffe to name a few.You pay extra for food for gators but it was worth it.I cracked my gator food on the post to make more piece...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Cracked uneven sidewalks....horrible for wheelchairs. Small over priced zoo! Need to re evaluate the sidewalks. Sad zoo  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    This is an awesome place to come see in Panama City Beach! Animals are well taken care of and healthy and the facility is professionally maintained with care. A variety of animals here to see, as well as a petting zoo. We had a great time getting up close and personal with the giraffes. You get to feed all the colorful birds in the enclosure and if you stay still enough, they might just hop on your hand. Overall awesome experience! Worth making the trip to. :)
  • June 5, 2017
    I don't understand the reviewers with bad experiences here. Our family, including my 10 month old loved this zoo. Animals were active and habitats were clean. Many of the habitats were larger than some at larger zoos I've been to. You could really get close to the animals here unlike at large zoos, and most of the animals were curious towards the visitors. All of the zoo staff were friendly and look like they enjoyed their jobs. Pathways were perfectly fine, even with a stroller. Everything was clean. We will definitely return on our next visit!
  • June 16, 2017
    Very clean, with nice enclosures for the animals. There's a feed deal where you get food for giraffes, birds, and for the petting zoo for $10. Great deal. Staff are always around to answer questions. You can also pay more to have one on one time with lemurs, giraffes, and kangaroos. I've done all three, and they were great. Very patient and helpful staff.
  • June 23, 2017
    Someone needs to investigate this facility IMMEDIATELY!! I felt very sorry for the animals. The monkeys, tigers and lions hadn't had any fresh water and it was noon when I arrived. There cages hadn't been cleaned in days....The tigers and lions had no area to really run or roam. Shouldn't they have more area and live in better conditions than 20 x 40 cages that were NOTHING BUT MUD. I mean zoo world is making money!! The animals looked like they were miserable, and the white lion was in distress panting the entire hour and a half we were there. It's sad... they don't appear to care about the animals just the money they make on them.
  • July 9, 2017
    Best zoo I've been to. Most zoos are massive with tons of less than engaging animals. Here, alligators could be fed, sloths that could be touched, and Lemurs you could hold. Staff was friendly and grounds were well kept. Not your normal small town zoo.

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