5 Reasons to Love The Abilene Zoo

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People who live in Abilene, Texas, are lucky to have a great zoo that provides fun and education for the whole family. Here are five reasons that Abilene residents love their zoo.

You Can Feed the Giraffes!

Guests can feed the giraffes by hand at the new Giraffe Safari exhibit. This beautiful, new home for the Zoo's giraffe herd is twice as big as their old one. It took four years to build, countless hours of staff and volunteer time and millions of dollars in support from the community.

You Can Escape to the Tropics!

Take a trip to a tropical island without leaving Abilene! The Caribbean Cove is full of brightly colored birds, animals and plants. The Cove is a treat for the ears too. Listen to the sounds of the frogs, toads, parrots, macaws, toucans and monkeys. It's like an animal symphony!

You Can Visit the World's Largest Spider!

Fans of crawling creatures will be thrilled to know that the Abilene Zoo is home to the largest spider in the world. The spider shares its home in the Zoo's Reptile House with many other fascinating creatures, including lots of different kinds of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises.

You Can See a 13-Foot Alligator!

The Wetlands of America exhibit features ducks, swans, chickens, flamingos — and a big American alligator. Butterflies like to hang out here too during their migration season. Take it all in from the exhibit's pretty boardwalk.

There Are Wonderful Educational Opportunities for Kids!

The Abilene Zoo helps kids of all ages develop love and respect for nature. The Zoo's offerings range from classes for pre-schoolers to exciting volunteer opportunities for teens, including working behind the scenes to assist zoo keepers or being junior counselors at zoo camp. The zoo, which is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and stays open late on Thursday evenings in the summer, is one of many special attractions that make living in Abilene so rewarding. Here at Weidner Apartment Homes, we love animals as much as you do, which is why our apartment communities are pet friendly. If you are looking for great Abilene area apartments with luxurious amenities, give us a call. We'd love to show you around.

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