AAA Editor Notes
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy., is the residence of more than 500 animals, including lions, Bengal and Siberian tigers, primates, leopards, wolves, wallabies and American black bears. A petting zoo, reptile house and aviary are on the grounds. Seasonal animal encounters are offered as well as educational animal shows. The zoo was the subject of the Animal Planet show, “The Little Zoo that Could,” which focused on its struggle to rebuild after it was struck by numerous hurricanes in 2004.