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Waccatee Zoo
8500 Enterprise Rd
Myrtle Beach
SC
29588
Tel: 843-650-8500

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located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo receives no state or government funding, just lots of T.L.C.
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    We liked, its the closest I will probably ever get to some of the animals, and got some great pictures. It is there true habitat, for most of them. We thought that some of the animals could of used a little more room to move and it would have been nice to, if some of the glass cages were cleaned. I would go again. If you don't like the outdoors may want to stay home then.

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    We visited Waccatee Zoo May 10, 2014. I’ve lived in the Myrtle Beach area my entire life. I’ve been to the Waccatee Zoo when I was a child, and even as a child I knew that the living conditions of the animals were atrocious and it was a horrible place.

    At Waccatee Zoo there are no areas of grass; except for a few fields with only a small number of animals inhabiting them. Every animals cages are just that, cages. They are very small and covered in dirt. Every animal looked extremely depressed and hungry. Most animals didn’t move at all, and...Read More

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    I absolutely love this place. Its a little rundown but there doing the best they can they work off donations. Everytime we visit myrtle beach we don't leave without visiting here. They have lots of animals and its cheap they sell bags of food for 5$ and its over all a GREAT family trip.

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    Visited with a whole bunch of family. I think we unanimously hated this place. It was so depressing. The conditions in which these animals live is disgusting. Tiny enclosures with dirty surroundings. There should be laws against such places.

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    I have been to a few of these types of zoos and I wouldn't necessarily call it a zoo. It is sort of a petting zoo which you buy feed and a ticket and walk around. The habitats are horrific and as much as I enjoy wildlife and seeing them in general this is not how anything should live. I understand that the only way some people can see these animals is through these types of places. It's a bag of mixed emotions when I visit these types of places.

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by Alexander Todd

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We visited Waccatee Zoo May 10, 2014. I’ve lived in the Myrtle Beach area my entire life. I’ve been to the Waccatee Zoo when I was a child, and even as a child I knew that the living conditions of the animals were atrocious and it was a horrible place.

At Waccatee Zoo there are no areas of grass; except for a few fields with only a small number of animals inhabiting them. Every animals cages are just that, cages. They are very small and covered in dirt. Every animal looked extremely depressed and hungry. Most animals didn’t move at all, and prompted us to think some of them may be dead. There were many animals in the antique car section that were stuffed and clearly previous residents of the zoo. Many animals had growths on them, and one baboon had an enormous growth on it’s buttocks that looked very uncomfortable. One of the bear’s cages was covered in feces. There were multiple cages of Cavy’s, for no apparent reason they were separated, many of these animals were constantly attempting to get out of their cages.

Please do not take a trip to this inhumane "zoo". I am actively writing congressman to have this zoo closed down.

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