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New Zoo Sign Highway 59
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Gulf Shores' "Little Zoo" headed to larger facility

"The Little Zoo That Could" is planning a move to a larger facility on higher ground, but the menagerie will retain the small-park charm that made it the star of a 2006 Animal Planet television series.


Cubs donated by Dr. Marcanclick image to enlarge


Zoo officials unveiled a billboard on Ala. 59 announcing the planned opening and introduced a pair of rare Bengal cubs that will make the zoo the only one in the country to boast a tiger in each of the species' four color variations. They also showed off a hurricane-resistant building intended to prevent any reruns of the events that thrust the nonprofit park into the limelight.

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We would like to thank Dr. Marcan, of the Marcan Tiger Preserve for the donation of these cubs honoring Clyde Weir and his daughter Andrea Weir Franklin for their 25 acre land donation on Baldwin County 6, just east of Ala. 59, so the zoo could move from its flood-prone home.

Take a moment to watch our amazing video promoting our adventure to become the first green zoo built from the ground up...on the planet! Click here: Amazing Green Zoo 

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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is operated by the Zoo Foundation, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.