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Address: 5811 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone Number: 910.392.3604
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Rushed. Small cages.

Not sure how I felt about this place. The animals in general appeared to be well kept and happy but the cages were pretty small. Some pretty neat animals and displays and some... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
James B
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We live in Leland, and have passed this "sketchy" establishment several times thinking, "I've heard that place is very depressing...do we really want to go in?" Well, for today, it was a yes. We decided to go in and check it out. No, the staff weren't much on the southern hospitality side, but by the looks of their family zoo,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

this has been for a very long time a very controversial establishment for wilmington. there have been protests and pleads to shut it down. i am a HUGE fan of aquariums and zoos and it is my first order of business when traveling too or through a new place. but this is far past what is acceptable. please, just bypass... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the perfect "zoo" for our 2 year old. He can walk around and feed the animals without us feeling like he need to be held or in a stroller. The animals are all visible and we were impressed with how many animals and types of animals they had...Some we have never even heard of before! We always buy... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've driven by this zoo for 25+ years and never went in. Our family went yesterday and had a very nice time interacting with the animals. This is an older zoo so DON'T compare it to the NC zoo in Asheboro. This is a fairly small family run business. Our interactions with the staff were very good. Everyone was very... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My best friend took me here for my birthday! I didn't expect it to be that big! Prices are fair and who knew you could see such exotic animals in Wilmington, NC? Great for people of all ages.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Ive been to this zoo many times first with my kids and now my grandkids. Ive lived here almost 20 years and they have added to it over the years. Its not an over the top zoo but the animals appear well taken care of. The place is huge inside compared to what you see from the road. It is... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been visiting this zoo for over 10 years. Most people not aware these are animals no one else wanted. The Tregembo zoo takes them and feeds and cares for them. I can't wait to here the screams when the family sells the land and most of the animals are put down. BUT hey that's better the living in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The animals are all taken very good care of. I Know the owners and they do an amazing job with these animals. Most of the animals are rescues. These animals have no place else to go.. They were born in captivity, they've never been in the wild, they can't be put into the wild. This is their refuge.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The animals are not very well taken care of, cages are to small, most have no shelter. Animals are depressed over heated, terrible conditions. Unless you want to leave sad and depressed DO NOT GO. STAY AWAY!!!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not sure how I felt about this place. The animals in general appeared to be well kept and happy but the cages were pretty small. Some pretty neat animals and displays and some that made you scratch your head. It's larger than it appears from the road. Online it said the last tickets were sold at 4 and we arrived... More 

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