Get ready to have a WILD time at the Exotic Resort Zoo in Texas! The zoo is an amazing preserve, that actually houses and looks after several endangered species of animals. They do this to try and increase the numbers of the population, and to also provide an area where kids and families can encounter these amazing creatures. Pretty amazing!
The zoo is located on 137 amazing wooded acres, complete with several small lakes and creeks for the animals to enjoy. The animals come from all around the world, and even breed (so you might see babies!)
What's also great for kids at the Exotic Resort Zoo, is that they can not only learn about the animals, get up close to the animals, but they can TOUCH the animals - it's a fully interactive experience!
Did you know that more than half of the animals that are found in the park were (at one time or another) listed on the endangered species list? Kids - that means that there aren't many left in the wild and are on the verge of being extinct. It's a very sad situation!
What's great, however, about places like the Exotic Resort Zoo, is that they allow the numbers to build, so these animals will be around for many more generations.
The zoo have daily safari tours, which are guided, which take you on a journey of over 500 animals. The whole family will be able to relax and hear all about the interesting facts of each animal. After the tour, you can head on over to the two petting zoos to be around all the playful animals. Super sweet!
Get those cameras ready - the animals are ready for their close up!
The zoo is located at 235 Zoo Trail in Johnson City, which is just 4 miles north of the city itself on Hwy 281.Get directions
$14.95 (not including feed)
$12.95 (ages 2 - 12 - not including feed)
Seniors $12.95 (not including feed)
The zoo are dedicated to preserving these amazing animals. They look to increasing the numbers of those species close to being endangered, and try and bring the numbers up so we don't loose these precious species. It's pretty amazing!
Celebrating with the animals is a great way to have a birthday party! Animals from all around the world will be there as your child and their friends enjoy a fun picnic and get up close to these amazing creatures.
There of course is a gift shop - it's also the place you can pick up animal feed so they can eat right out of your hand!
The zoo really is a unique experience for kids to learn about the importance of looking after our planet and all the animals in it. Give them a call for school rates, and book in advance as they can only take so many classes per day.
Make sure you bring plenty of bottled water - important to keep hydrated!
If you need assistance, just give them a call before you head out and check how they can help you so they are prepared.
If you want to extend your day out into two, the zoo have accommodations on site where you can have a fun cabin stay! The cabins are close to the roaming animals too - quite an experience!