Experiencing the Little Rock Zoo

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One of the greatest treasures of Arkansas is the Little Rock Zoo. It all started discreetly in 1926 with the zoo having only 2 animals – a brown bear with a circus training and a timber wolf that is abandoned. Now, the Zoo already has over 725 animals which represents over 200 species, most of it are endangered. And since then, the Little Rock Zoo is now one of the greatest conservation and educational resources of the state.

You can explore a lot of exotic worlds at the Zoo. Furthermore, you can experience the splendor of the rhinos and the elephants. Admire also the beauty and strength of the tigers, jaguars, and lions in their Big Cat Habitat. You can also monkey around their Lemur Island or Spider Monkey Island, or maybe glide around their Reptile House to take a look at their venomous reptiles. While you’re there, you should not miss the Arkansas Heritage Farm so that you can get a close experience with its animals. The Zoo is providing an ever-changing recreational experience with its educational programs and special events as well as the new animal exhibits that will be coming.

If you want a break from all the action, you can stop by the Café Africa or take a scenic and relaxing ride on their Diamond Express. If you want to witness some animal presentations, you should check out their Amphitheater too. And if your kids want to have fun, you can bring them to their playground.

Before leaving, make sure to make a stop at their Safari Trader Gift Shop. You can find all kinds of ZOOvenirs here that will surely remind you of your exciting visit.

Zoo Attractions

The Zoo is a living natural classroom which features over 700 animals on more than 33-acres of lovely landscaped property. The guests can leisurely walk for around 2-3 hours in the entire Zoo or perhaps spend most of their time in a particular area. The Zoo is ADA accessible and stroller friendly. In fact, you can rent wheelchairs and strollers at the Safari Trader Market.

Some of the attractions that you can see at the Zoo are the following:

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  • Café Africa
  • Reptile House or Tropical Bird House
  • Lorikeet Landing Snack Shack
  • Lorikeet Landing
  • Fish Feeding
  • Train
  • Over-the-Jumps Carousel

Zoo Hours

Advance reservations are required to visit the zoo. The last admission of the Zoo is at 3:30pm as the Zoo gates will be closing at 4:30pm.

Sunday               9:00am – 4:00pm

Monday              9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday              Closed on November – March

Wednesday       Closed on November – March

Thursday            9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday                 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday             9:00am – 4:00pm

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day               Closed

Christmas Day                 Closed

Thanksgiving                    Closed

Do you wish to visit another treasure of Arkansas? You should check out All About Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center!


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