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The Texas Zoo, Victoria

3.8
#9 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas Gulf Coast
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  • This zoo, is small, BUT its worth it. The prices aren't outrageous like other zoos. You can take your time to actually see all the exhibits without loads of people in the way. They even have a show so...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this zoo. It has a safari feel upon arrival at the front entrance with a wooden building. It was air conditioned inside the gift shop if you need to step in from the heat. The zoo ani...  more »
  • This was a nice surprise. They brought out animals to pet. The lion and tiger exhibit was cool. The bird exhibit was creepy (in a good way) but the kids loved it. Nice little zoo! Would go again.  more »
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  • The zoo is smaller than most, but it's easy to interact and have a closer look at the animals here than any other zoo I've been to. Felt like the staff certainly enjoyed their jobs and were knowledgeable when we asked questions. There just seemed to be too few staff members. They were mostly cleaning and tending to the animals so they weren't very available for attendees. Reptile exhibit was full of snakes that are local to Texas. It was warm inside the building, but the adorable out of place baby black squirrel made us forget that. Loved being able to walk through the aviary, but wished the nectar feeding area was opened. Cashier told us the nectar feeding cage closed because the fencing wasn't good enough to keep the little birds in. The facilities in general felt run down, and leaning toward inadequate. That's why four stars instead of five. The petting zoo was... different. Two emus, sheep and a deer. It's fenced without entry. You're basically lined up on a deck, feeding these animals bird seed through the railings. Careful for those emus. I don't recommend letting kids feed them.
  • Such an awesome little zoo. The 2 new bear cubs are adorable. The jaguars and lions seem so close--you really get a good look at them. The employees are always willing to take time to answer questions. They care, and it shows.
  • Fantastic ❣️❣️ This facility truly cares about the animals & the customers that visit ❣️
  • Small but really great for small children. Very manageable for about 1.5 hour visit on a weekday morning - get in, see everything, get out in time for nap : ). Staff are great about talking to kids and if you get there in the morning you will get to see them feeding and bringing the animals out of their night houses. They add different items to enrich the environment for each animal and will explain to you why and how they do what they do. For example, the jaguars were fascinated by a pine tree sprayed in...ocelot urine. Weird but fascinating to little boys.
  • Had fun at Zoo Boo at the Texas Zoo. Happy to see the zoo recovering from Hurricane Harvey damage.

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