The award winning Cameron Park natural-habitat zoo in Waco, Texas provides visitors with an opportunity to see wild animals in state-of-the art, free-form surroundings and progressive display areas.
The Cameron Park Zoo is home to tortoises from the Galapagos Islands, Africa birds, and other animals from across the globe. The Herpetarium is the perfect habitat for reptiles like crocodiles, as well as spiders and plants.
Guests can explore Cameron Park Zoo with their experienced tour guides. These tours help visitors develop an understanding of wildlife, their habitats, as well as conservation efforts.
Kids of all ages have a blast at Cameron Park Zoo thanks to the play areas, which feature wooden bridges, a fountain to cool off in and a tree house that provides a bird’s eye view of the entire zoo.
The Brazos River Country exhibit is new to Cameron Park Zoo. This fascinating exhibit allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of early Spanish explorers who searched for the 7 cities of gold along the Brazos River. Each area of the exhibit represents one of the 7 habitats of plant and animal life that can be found along the 840-mile stretch of the mighty Brazos River.
Special animals that are found at the Cameron Park Zoo include the White-Handed Gibbons, African Lions, Sumatran Tigers, African Elephants, Aruba Island Rattlesnake, White Rhinoceros, Reticulated Giraffe, Ringtail Lemurs, Blue Eyed Back Lemur, Red Ruffed Lemur, and Kori Bustard.
Texas’ Cameron Park Zoo is also very active in conservation. The Species Survival Plan (SSP) is a program that works to help insure the survival of selected wildlife species. The Species Survival Plan started in 1981 as a cooperative population management and conservation program for selected species in zoos and aquariums across North America. The American Zoo and Aquarium.
The hours of Cameron Park Zoo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Cameron zoo is open year-round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (as well as the last Friday and Saturday of June). Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 4 years to 12 years, and $4.50 for senior citizens (60+ years). Children 3 and under are admitted free.
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