The Montgomery Zoo is a popular family attraction for all ages. Open seven days a week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days) the zoo encompasses more than 40 acres of habitat for a wide array of animals. The grounds can be experienced from a leisurely stroll, a train ride or the Zoofari Skylift, which offers a bird’s eye view of the property.
During a visit to the Montgomery Zoo, get to know animals from five continents. The North American section includes elk, cougar and alligator. In the Asia section, meet the amazing Bengal tiger and the Indian rhinoceros. Africa is represented with elephants, zebra, the popular African lion and the towering reticulated giraffe. Check the zoo’s website for available giraffe encounters.
Additional encounters bring the zoo experience up close. At the petting zoo you can pet and feed the animals through fencing. The Asian koi fish pond offers a feeding station with nutritional snacks. In Parakeet Cove you can be surrounded by hundreds of beautiful birds. Daily zookeeper talks are scheduled throughout the day.
Step inside the reptile house to see fascinating animals like the poison dart frog and the speckled king snake. The South American Flight Aviary is home to several species of duck, Chilean flamingo and colorful scarlet ibis. Get to know the impressive crowned hornbill in the Old World Aviary and the East African crowned crane in the Africa Forest.
In September, Zoobilation, an evening fundraising event, features samplings from many of Montgomery’s top restaurants. In October, Ballet and the Beasts creates a totally different way to visit the zoo. Admission is free for this performance by the Montgomery Ballet. From early December through Christmas night, the grounds are transformed in the Christmas Lights Festival. Thousands of sparkling lights turn the zoo into a winter wonderland, perfect for strolling with a cup of hot chocolate.
- 2301 Coliseum Boulevard
- (334) 240-4900
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