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The Teaching Zoo
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville
FL
32606
Tel: 352-395-5601

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The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff of the Teaching Zoo, the students get hands-on experience in every aspect of wild animal care, from daily care to habitat construction and maintenance, and working with the public.
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    It's hard to find good bagels outside of New York, but I figured I would try The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo in Gainesville. Have to say I'm disappointed. If you're looking for bagels made of hand crushed wheat, rare Himalayan milk, or seasonal ingredients; The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is not the place. They didn't even have any. One Star!

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    We really enjoyed this little zoo! The students were friendly and happy to answer questions. I wish the animals cages were a bit bigger but they seemed to have adequate space to roam around. There was a very nice play area for the kids and they had some animals we hadn't seen before (tree kangaroos).

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    Cute and more like a conservation than a zoo! Staff was friendly and helpful and who can beat $5 entry? And let's not forget the awesome animals surprised by their collection!

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    Good zoo; nice park for kids.
    Only had one bad experience with one of the female workers there who was very rude and impolite to us when we told her we found a black racer snake in the men's bathroom. Instead of saying thanks she asked what we were doing in there. Idiot.

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    This place is most excellent. There were a ton of knowledgeable employees wandering to and fro. The heavy shade made it very comfortable. There's a park for children.

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