Welcome to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Home of Animal Planet's The Little Zoo That Could

Ready to Pounce & Play!


Just arrived from the Marcan Tiger Preserve, we now have two cuddly two male bengal tiger cubs, Romeo (Golden Tabby) and Hamlet (Royal White) and they are ready to pounce & play with adults and children ages 4 and up! Time slots fill up quickly, so call us today and we'll be glad to help you schedule an encounter you'll never forget!

Encounters will be available by reservation at scheduled times throughout the day and can accommodate up to 4 individuals per time slot and will be filled accordingly. Reservations must be made by phone or in person between 9am-4pm.

Pricing is $25 + tax for children ages 4-12, and $50 + tax for adults, PLUS the cost of regular zoo admission. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.


* To ensure a safe and fun encounter socks, closed toe shoes, and long pants are required.

* As young cubs grow, their size and activity level are considered to ensure every encounter is a safe one for both you and the tigers. So, we reserve the right to make any changes to the schedule that we see fit.

* We reserve ther right to make last minute decisions regarding group size and location in order to make the encounters fun, safe, and enjoyable for our guests, our handlers, and our cubs.

* Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the Tiger Encounters.

* Long pants, socks, and closed toe shoes are required during encounters.


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