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Spotlight Stories

Here is where we can shine the spotlight on some very special people who support our zoo!


An Affinity for Art and Animals

Patti with CharlotteWe recently recieved a very generous donation of artwork that we simply had to share. This collection of artwork by wildlife artists Charles Frace and Betty Allison brings wildlife to life in a series of prints that truly capture their love of animals. We are so honored to have recieved this donation and, if we can pry these beautiful pieces from Patti's grip, they will be showcased in a huge fundraising event to be held in 2013.

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Brush Strokes for the Animals

Patti with CharlotteWe were recently contacted by a local group of artists who, under the tutildge of reknowned artist, Derek Capsis, donated their collection to our zoo, which will be showcased in silent auction fundraisers planned for 2013, that is if we can pry these beautiful works from Patti's hands!

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She Gets an "A" in Our Book!

This amazing video was created by ten year old Erin Crimmins from Pennsylvania who has been been coming to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for over five years when she visits her grandparents in Pensacola. She has made many fond memories here, and was recently inspired to make a video about our zoo. We were so impressed we just had to share!

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Rainbows, Mud Puddles and Serendipity

Blaloc SeafoodsFollowing the recent passing of our beloved African Lion, Lady, we recieved a letter from Sue Stanley, a former preschool director in Bay Minette, AL. When Lady first came to us in 1995, Sue was the director of the preschool "Rainbows, Mud Puddles and Serendipity".

Click here to read their story and what they did for Lady!

Emily's 2nd Annual Bake Sale to Benefit the Zoo

Mayor Craft
Huge thank you to our Huge thank you to our future zoo keeper, master bake sale organizer, and one of our biggest fans: 8 year old, Emily Garner.

Click here to read about Emily's annual event!


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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is operated by the Zoo Foundation, Inc.,
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