The Montgomery Zoo is a 42-acre zoological facility located just ten minutes from historic downtown Montgomery. Home to over 500 animals representing over 145 species. The Montgomery Zoo is a popular destination for animal lovers both young and old. The zoo is divided into five continental realms including Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America and visitors can view species native to their respective continent when traveling through each realm.
Visitors will delight in interacting directly with animals in the Petting Zoo, in Parakeet Cove, and at the Giraffe Encounter. The zoo is extremely walkable and has many shaded areas, but visitors can relax and see the zoo from a different vantage point on the Zoofari Skylift or on the McMonty Express miniature train. Animals who are new to the Montgomery Zoo in summer 2017 are a baby ring-tailed lemur, a juvenile male giraffe, and several cheetahs.
Adjacent to the zoo is the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum which houses one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife. The collection was purchased from trophy hunter George Mann by the Montgomery Area Zoological Society in 2003 and was relocated to Montgomery from its original facility in Opelika. The animals are viewable in three-sided glass displays and are arranged with materials from their natural habitats.