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“A Small Zoo with a B-I-G Personality!!”

America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Moorpark
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted "One of the top 100 things to do with kids before they grow up". While smaller than your typical zoo, kids are entranced by close-up interactions with the animals, their habitats, and behaviors. Located on the Moorpark College campus on 5 acres with over 150 animals. The zoo is run by students participating in the EATM program who are eager to share their knowledge of and affection for the animals.Open to the public Saturday's and Sunday's from 11AM-5PM. Wildlife education shows with live animals are offered at 12:00 and 2:00. At 3:30 the public can witness a carnivore feeding. The feeding could involve anything from an ocelot, mountain lion, hyena, alligator, or lioness and is accompanied by a discussion about the animal's diet and its behavior in the wild.
Reviewed June 11, 2012

My husband and I visited America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College last Saturday for the 1st time ever. We were really pleased with our visit and impressed with America's Teaching Zoo because it's small, quaint and filled with charm!! The staff on hand are very friendly and eager to answer questions about the zoo and the animals on exhibit. The staff is very knowledgeable and go out of their way to make your visit a good experience.

The zoo is only open on weekends from 11am to 5pm with shows held hourly at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each show hosts different animals and last approximately 15 minutes. Admission is $5 for adults (less for children & senors) and parking is free.

We loved seeing the animals especially the primates and also learning about the animals in the show we saw. I'd saw a visit would last 60 minutes and longer if you wanted to see more of the shows.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Who needs the Los Angeles Zoo when you have the Teaching Zoo in your backyard?

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