The official groundbreaking for the future home of the New Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo north of the Intracoatal Watweray (20499 Oak Rd.) in Gulf Shores was held on March 13. The groundbreaking officially kicks off construction of the 25-acre zoo as it has received long-awaited funding from the issuance of a construction bond, allowing the zoo to be built through completion in late 2019.
The groundbreaking ceremony will also serve as the launch of he Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s new capital fundraising campaign, Build Your Zoo, which provides complete details about the new zoo project at buildyourzoo.org.
As the first AZA-accredited U.S. zoo to be built from the ground up in more than 20 years, the zoo will be able to not only provide a more spacious modern haven for our more than 600 animals at its new location. The complex will also include theme-park family entertainment, event venues, gourmet dining, shopping and educational programs.