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Zootastic Park, Troutman

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  • I was very disappointed and disturbed by the conditions that the animals are living in at this "zoo". Cages for some animals are very small and lack the basic setup to stimulate them. There is a wagon...  more »
  • Zotastic always woks hard to make a fun night at Christmas. The drive-through light show matches any in the area. And at the end of the road, you get to tour Zootastic at night! Get your silly Santa p...  more »
  • My wife and I decided to go here to see how it was and if it was something the kids would like. It was a little cool, but there were a lot of animals. You can buy cups of feed to give the animals. The...  more »
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  • I was so excited to take my 2-year-old son here because he's obsessed with animals. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I was heartbroken for the animals, as most of them are in enclosures WAY too small for their needs. Several of them looked to have health issues (specifically, a lion appeared to have a skin condition and most of her fur was matted or patchy, and a camel appeared to have oral problems) and some appeared to be underfed. I love zoos and I've been to several in multiple states. I've never seen animals in such small enclosures or in such a poor physical state. Lions and tigers paced back and forth seemingly agitated (one lunched at the fence at my son) about not having more room. I won't spend another penny here and I strongly discourage others from doing so as well! I'd recommend Lazy 5 Ranch for a better experience.
  • I went to this place for a field trip with my whole school. The wagon ride was nice as we got to see, touch, and feed animals. It was a short ride so we had ample time to wander around the grounds. What I saw were unkept animals and cages and very small cages. The animals had the look of being in a place too long and too small. They looked panicked. While we were having lunch the white tiger tried his best to get over the small chain linked enclose . He was determined to get over the fence. Overall I don't think it is a good place for the animals. We did go to the animal education program. It was a joke because the teacher used the animals as there comedy routine and using animals to scare the kids and parents. One parent who was CLEARY afraid of snakes was continually having a snake put in her face. I would not have been surprised if she hit him as I would have totally supported her in the decision. Overall the zoo has the animals for their $gain. There is another place to see animals very close to this place that is much better.
  • One of the best close-up zoo parks I've ever been visited. Even better when Scotty brought out the baby kangaroos for us to hold. Loved this place and a definite re-visit. Matt
  • Absolutely one of the most horrifying upsetting experience I've had in my 44 years. LITERALLY left in tears. These animals are in a living hell. The positive reviews below mine have GOT to be fake. Went with my sister in law and nieces and after seeing the 100th horribly neglected and sad animal we got in the car and cried. I cannot say enough bad things. Very very very dangerous for visitors.open standing water the size of a parking lot, if I turned my back for a second my toddler niece could fall in never to be seen again. The tigers looked anxious and hungry. The Wildabeast was not enclosed. There was a sad looking wolf that looked starving and stressed. There were rats everywhere in the barn. The poor poor monkey was all alone. Picnic area had animals in it. It was disgusting and the saddest thing I've ever seen
  • 3rd time visiting and love to see the expansions & upgrades. The giraffe barn/feeding area allows you to look eye to eye with a full grown giraffe while he/she feeds from your hand. We always learn something new on the wagon ride from our tour guide and today we saw lots of "new additions". Nice to experience the animals on a wagon up close and personal without putting our own vehicle at risk. Really appreciated the owner taking time out of his busy schedule today to talk with my husband and I and our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, even inviting us in to meet the 5 week old giraffe and posing for pictures! The picnic area behind where you meet for the wagon rides is wonderful! Shady, plenty of tables and full of play equipment not to mention in close proximity to clean restrooms. We have gone to both the Columbia Zoo and the NC Zoo in Asheboro with our granddaughter but found this local gem to be a perfect day trip from Charlotte. Zootastic is ideal for families with young children and/or older grandparents who want an authentic experience with a variety of animals in a park that is manageable to traverse. (The NC Zoo has entirely too much walking for your average family if you want to see it all) I highly recommend Zootastic for a school field trip as well. They did an exceptional job educating students on animal behavior and conservation when we took our 2nd graders this past year. Hope to return again this year!!!