Imagine a Spring Break trip to the wilds of Africa — to your left, rests a family of majestic lions; to your right, stands a pair of towering elephants. Or perhaps you and yours have something a little more tropical in mind for your weeklong holiday this month — maybe taking a trip down to South America and spotting a green crested basilisk or an eyelash palm pit viper? But, there is that pesky pandemic that might be a hindrance to your travel plans, or maybe it’s just logistics — a trip across the globe is not planned overnight. Fortunately for us, we can get all that (and more) right here in Arkansas, at the Little Rock Zoo.
In addition to the mainstays that we all have come to know and love (elephants, big cats, great apes), the Zoo has experienced a number of new developments during the pandemic, including refurbished pathways, new animal arrivals and renovated exhibits — some that are already available, and others that are very near completion.
As the state’s only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Little Rock Zoo bears a lot of responsibility in not only engagement, but also education. Today, like always, it has risen to that challenge, finding ways to adapt and involve the community during the height of the pandemic, and working around the clock to ensure the safety of its animals, staff and visitors, since it reopened.
So, save yourself the headaches of plane tickets and bag packing this month; the Little Rock Zoo is just a short drive away.
Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock