Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park33 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 5262 Deer Springs Dr, Crestview, FL 32539, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8506823949
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
“Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release”. Based on these 3 R’s, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park has been working day and night for the past 20 years to make some change in the lives of these animals. Working with various institutes they aim to spread knowledge and awareness regarding the importance of animals and how they must be treated. Some of the animals resident in the zoo are lions, tigers, goats, llamas, racoons, bobcats, 2 toed sloth and many more! The zoo also houses birds. You can either book a visit, go for a zoo camp or a zoo field trip, or even host birthday parties!
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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park Reviews & Ratings
We always have the best time at this zoo. There are lots of fun animals to see, feed and pet. There is lots of shade so it’s easy to keep cool on hot days. The gift shop has a lot of great souvenirs and the staff is all so nice. Everything is so clean and well kept. The animals all seem so happy and are very friendly. The zoo is the perfect size and not overwhelming like most zoos. We brought our family from California there today and we all had a blast. Highly recommend!!
Really nice zoo. Small but the kids had a lot of fun. I wish the big cats had more space and some of the animals had friends to be with (like the Gibbon). Staff and volunteers are super friendly, we enjoyed feeding the animals. I especially love the little horned sheep. It is the sweetest thing and I love visiting it whenever we come!
I was pleasantly surprised at this zoo. My wife and I visited on a whim. It's a small place, but the variety of animals is decent. It does have a lion and tiger there. It took about 2 hours to go through it, but I'm the kind of guy who reads every placard in front of the animals to learn as much as I can. Others can go through it much quicker. The staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions. It looks like they have room to expand also.
I was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. The petting zoo portion was awesome with plenty of well-socialized domestic animals that were very interactive! We went on an overcast day so almost all of the animals were out and in view. I had just as much fun here as I do at the larger zoos I'm used to. My only critique would be that I wish they had more educational signage. Some enclosures did not even label the animals.
Definitely a must see. I was very impressed. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The animals were well taken care of and clean. Definitely felt like I got my money's worth and some. Good for all ages, I took my two toddlers and they were able to interact as well as learn about new animals they wouldn't get the chance to otherwise. As a person who is generally skeptical of zoos I was happy with the conditions and overall well being of the animals. You could tell the staff genuinely cared about them.