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“Always fun at the zoo! Don't miss it!”

The Gulf Breeze ZOO
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Gulf Breeze
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 50-acre wildlife sanctuary is perfect for families.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very nice zoo. Looks small from the road, but don't let that fool you. And they are building a new add-on for Jerry our Giraffe...

Enjoy your time there, and don't miss the zoo lights at Christmas time if you are in the area! Well worth the nominal entrance fee.

1  Thank Sheller1
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Sadly, this zoo has changed hands a number of times over the years without much improvement. The area residents are supportive and always are hoping for some positive signs, but it remains overpriced, and underdeveloped, and off and on poorly maintained. Having said that, my family has not visited in quite some time so this is not a very current assessment.

Thank ThomB123
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have been to many zoos and found no two are alike. This one is no different. I have never seen a safari as open as theirs with space for the animals to interact with humans or to be on their own. They have unique small animals but some exhibits feel too small for the larger animals (lions, bears and tigers). Overall good experience, not huge but big enough to fill this animal lover's addiction.

Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This zoo was terrific. I would rate it better than going to Busch Gardens....seriously. The animals were all very active, close up, and you can buy a big cup of animal food with your admission -there is a fantastic petting area - hand fed the giraffes, goats, rabbits, birds, etc. One of the workers walks around and brings out animalas and shares information on them. SHe is wonderful...wish i would have got her name - she worked on Boo Saturday this past weekend. Excellent worker! Staff in the gift shop very friendly too. Really enjoyed our visit!

1  Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My family was vacationing in nearby Panama city beach. We went to the Naval Aviation museum and decided to stop at this zoo on the way back.

We are glad we did. Since it was the middle of the week and near the end of the day the place was empty of tourists. This was an added bonus. The animals all looked healthy and unlike a lot of zoos they were acctually quite active. There are even a couple of pygmie goats wandering loose to visit you.

The train should be included in the price of the ticket IMHO. I think it is too much for what you get. If they are going to keep charging the extra money at least fix the sound system because hearing the tour guide is impossible.

also i would like to see them extend the walking bridge further back so you can get a better view of the gorillas.

overall the zoo is great for a small one and it is attracctive. Go ahead and pay extra to feed the animals.

Thank SHLBYSALEN
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