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- Zoo World is an excellent stop during any visit to Panama City Beach. It allows the visitor to get an up close and personal look at the animals and exhibits and interact more than you would be able to at a larger zoo in a bigger city.
What Zoo World lacks in overall size, it more than makes up for with the experience. Lions, Florida Panthers, Alligators, and other wildlife are just a few of the animals you can observe. Zoo World also has a large collection of endangered species and rescued animals which add to the appeal of the place. The staff is very helpful and their interaction with the animals rivals anything you will find at bigger zoos.
Twice daily hand feeding of the zoo's Bengal Tigers and a petting zoo that has a stairway to reach the tallest zoo tenant, a giraffe, are a few of the highlights of Zoo World. Shows take place daily and trainer for a day programs are available if you want a true hands on experience. Admission for a family of four is very reasonable and will cost around 50 USD and parking is free.
If you are looking for a way to get off of the beach for a day and not spend all of your vacation money in one trip, Zoo World is an excellent destination when visiting Panama City Beach.
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