Zoos in Arkansas
Little Rock Zoo: #1 Jonesboro Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205
The Little Rock Zoo has long been one of Arkansas' great treasures. It all began modestly in 1926, with just two animals — an abandoned timber wolf and a circus-trained brown bear. Today, the Zoo has grown to include more than 725 animals representing 200+ species, many on the endangered list.
Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary: Greenbrier AR 72058
This Arkansas elephant sanctuary currently houses Asian elephants and African elephants, and both males and females. Elephant care and elephant management are taught at this elephant haven in the peaceful Arkansas countryside.
Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari: Gentry, AR. The Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari in Gentry, AR provides visitors with an opportunity to interact with wildlife. Wild Wilderness is a family park/zoo located in Gentry, Arkansas. There are over 85 different species of exotic animals placed on a beautiful 180-acre natural landscape with a 19 acre lake and several large ponds.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Turpentine Creek's goal is for every visitor to learn more about the plight of big cats in the U.S. A visit to our Education Station will ensure everyone leaves with a better understanding of the refuge's mission. Many visual displays outline the physiology of big cats. Our "Touch and Feel" center lets you get hands on with cat fur, whiskers, toys, and more.