I disliked the entire atmosphere. As a child I was the only boy on the block with pet snakes, turtles, lizards, praying mantis' and all sorts of exotic creatures and insects. I took my nieces and nephews to the zoo and was appalled at how unkept and bewildered they were. They had no enthusiasm, no wherewithal. The coyote behaved as if it was on drugs. It constantly ran around in uncharted circles. I had tears in my eyes. My kinsmen were equally oppressed by the sight of these animals. The deer appeared as if it was shedding. Upon closer examination it was clearly diseased.
The animals all looked under fed, the reason they rush up to the fence is they think they may get a morsal of food, The Tigers inclosure is so small it would be like keepinf a human in a 4 foot by 4 foot room for 8 yrs ! And Where are the Cougars that used to be there, never mind, my game-cams have picked up the very close up beautiful pictures of them loose on my property, so if one of my Grand Children are attacked, guess who is going to be sue, I also am going to contact the ASPC to see if some of the atrosoties can't be taken care of !
Enjoyed our trip to the Zoo. All the animals were friendly and curious. The camel, llamas, deer, and live stock animals all came right up to the fences as if they wanted petting. And we did pet those that we felt were safe to pet. They were active and looked very healthy. I plan to return with a group of teenagers soon. It is small, but very nice. The grounds were well cared for.
I have been going to the Crossett Zoo from the time I was a little kid til an older adult. It has changed greatly in those years. They have more animals now than they did when I was younger, and they are more restrictive on what they allow people to feed the animals now as well. I have great memories of visiting the entire park area where the Zoo is located. The Zoo is free and I believe that the staff is trying to do the best they can on the limited resources that they have. Each year I see different improvements with the different areas. It is a nice quiet place to take your kids, spend quality time, and oh yes....Leave a donation of any amount to help offset the costs of the upkeep. I know the staff there will appreciate whatever you can donate.
I went to the zoo with my mother, because she is looking for a place to take her pre-schoolers. I visited this zoo as a child and don't remember them having as many animals. I must say I was really impressed with their selection of animals. No this isn't the Little Rock, Bronx or Memphis zoo. It is not a large scale facility, but it is FREE and it's nice. If people are so concerned with the surroundings, I hope they left LARGE donations at the front as they left.
I felt so sorry for the tiger, all he did was pace back and forth in his very small cage. Went back 1 hr. later and he was just pacing and moaning. There was a young boy there and was plotting how the tiger could be rescued . Need I say more.....
As a child I visited this zoo often and loved it; however, I was unaware of how small the cages really were and how sad the animals really looked. I overlooked the messy cages and skinny, lethargic deer. As an adult, I am horrified. I visited this zoo again last October. I was very disappointed with the housing of the animals. Such a tiny little town can't possibly afford the upkeep needed to care for so many exotic animals. The poor tiger was in a very small cage -- barely enough room for it to pace back and forth, which was all it did. It seemed very unhappy and irritated. Most of the animals stood in mud. I kept thinking, how do I go about getting this place shut down!?!? My heart ached for those animals. Someone should shut the place down and transport those animals to a REAL zoo in a town where these creatures can truly be cared for and can be housed with plenty of space in which they can move around. If I knew how to report the place, I'd do it in a heart beat.
If you visit and you have the emotional intelligence that God gave an insect, you'll be fine until you cross eyes with the tiger. Seeing that extremely beautifull and very large animal living in such a small confined space made me gasp. Then I read that the tiger had lived in that cage for 8 FING YEARS!!!! It just paced back and forth, back and forth, groaning, whining and waiting for death. I'm telling you, my heart sank to the bottom of my fing stomach. As soon as I find the right place to complain, that's exactly what I'm going to do. That sight literally ruined my day and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.
I HAPPEN TO LIKE THE ZOO THE PEOPLE UP THERE ARE VERY WILLING TO HELP YOU IF YOU NEED SOMETHING..THE ANIMALS ARE SO KOOL. ONCE WHEN I WAS THERE IN 2009 THE LADY THAT RAN THE ZOO LET ME FEE THE CAMEL A CARROTT. I THINK IT IS AWSOME
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