Phone: 251.943.9150 or Cell: 251.597.2575

Ralph Schumacher Soccer Complex                  18507 US HWY 98 West

Raymond C. Christensen, Jr. Memorial    210 Cater Lee Way / 998 West Section 


Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
20499 Oak Road East
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Located in the coastal town of Gulf Shores, world-renowned for its beautiful white-sand beaches, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is one of the most popular family attractions in the region. Also known as the "Little Zoo" for its starring role in the 2006 hit documentary series, The Little Zoo That Could on Animal Planet, this non-profit zoological park is not just a little community zoo; it's home to over 199 species, 31 sub-species, and haven to 8 endangered species. The zoo is about 6 miles from the beach. Tucked just off the main highway, visitors feel like they have entered a tropical urban oasis filled with intriguing sounds from our rich diversity of exotic animals. Whether it's the distinctive call from our peacocks or chatter from our monkeys you are instantly transported out of life's hustle and bustle into our peaceful kingdom. Spread out over 25 acres with wide pathways, yet providing close-up views of our exhibits, the zoo also has picnic areas, rest stops and benches, a on site restaurant, and a gift shop filled with awesome animal-themed "merch". We are ideally suited for all ages and levels of mobility, from moms pushing strollers to seniors leisurely strolling. We are also disability accessible and provide <strong>free parking</strong>! Voted the "#1 Zoo in Alabama" for two years running, we offer more than your typical zoo experience... Whether you're parents looking for leisurely stroller outing with toddlers, want a fun, educational animal experience for older kids, or even want to take a family time-out from the beach, we've gotcha covered... Got an hour for lunch? Skip the pricey restaurant meal, brown-bag it, and take a picnic break with some of our very curious big birds or even practice your mindfulness meditation with our American Black bear, Boodah... Or if you're a senior looking for a unique place to hang out with your friends, chat, relax, get a little extra love, then we're definitely the right place... And if you really want something extra unforgettable, stop in for a one-on-one, up-close experience with a few of our friendliest friends at our Animal Encounters!