Arkansas Zoos

Little Rock Zoo,
The Little Rock Zoo was founded in 1926 and is presently home to more than 725 animals representing over 200 species. The Zoo covers an area of 33 acres and is split into four zones, North, South, East, and West. The mission of the Little Rock Zoo is to provide engaging experiences that inspire people to value and conserve our natural world. With that in mind, the 700 plus animals at our Zoo are all important ambassadors for their animal friends in the wild. When you see an animal at the Zoo, we hope that the wonder and amazement of these animals moves you to consider how you can help conserve wildlife now and in the future.


Hours:
9:00am to 5:00pm, last admission is at 4:00pm
Our Front Gates will close at 4:00 pm. Guests who have entered may remain in the park until 5:00pm.

Admission:
Adults: $12.00
Seniors 60+: $2.00 off regular admission
Children 12 and Under: $9.00
Children Under 12 Months of age are admitted free!
Active Duty Military (with ID or Adult Dependent ID): $2.00 off regular admission

Visit there website here for full details. www.littlerockzoo.com/








Arkansas alligator farm, Hot Springs Arkansas


The Alligator Farm was started because of the need for some type of tourist attraction due to the great influx of people who at this time came to take the Hot Thermal Baths,and there were no attractions other than the natural resources. The reasoning behind the origination of the Alligator Farm was due to the fact that the alligators are native and are found in South Arkansas between Hope and Texarkana in an area known as Grassy Lake. In 1945, the farm was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bridges, Sr., and the name became The Arkansas Alligator Farm with the addition of other animals such as monkeys, raccoons, big logger-head turtles, and a gift shop.In 1965, the farm was purchased by Jack Bridges, Jr. and his wife Sue who presently operate the attraction with many added attractions such as a petting zoo with whitetail deer, ostrich, llamas, fallow deer, rheas, sheep, and pygmy goats. Feed is furnished to feed animals. There are also raccoons,albino raccoon, several types of primates, Arkansas mt. lions, wild ducks, other fowl, and a small museum. You can also pet a real live alligator with the help of a highly trained alligator farm employee.


Hours:
Run seasonally, Please check the website for current hours.
Admission:
ADULTS $9.00
CHILDREN 12&UNDER $7.00
2&UNDER FREE

Visit there website here for full details. www.arkansasalligatorfarm.com


Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary,
Greenbrier Arkansas.


This Arkansas elephant sanctuary currently houses Asian elephants and African elephants, and both males and females. Elephant care and elephant management are taught at this elephant haven in the peaceful Arkansas countryside. Programs include Elephant Experience Weekends and an annual International School for Elephant Management. Major goals of the sanctuary include the care of the resident elephant herd, but also elephant conservation in general, helping to ensure the long-term survival of these magnificent and highly endangered species. Visit our site to learn how you can help elephants or to “adopt” an elephant!


Hours:
This parks information is being updated.
Admission:
This parks information is being updated.

Visit there website here for full details. www.elephantsanctuary.org