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Natural Bridge Zoo

5784 South Lee Highway
540-291-2420

About Us:

The Natural Bridge Zoological Park is and always has been privately owned and has never accepted any sort of federal,state, or local funding. The zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. Our main purpose has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Many children have little or no contact with natural living things in their daily lives. While television programs are educational, there is nothing like standing next to a giraffe, getting nuzzled by a llama, hugging a baby miniature donkey, or gazing into the eyes of a huge white tiger to make you feel and appreciate our wonderful world of animals.
 
Many uninformed, but well meaning people, believe that all exotic animals belong free in their natural habitat. What they don't realize is that in many instances, the wild habitat has been degraded due to lumbering, poaching, agriculture, and human encroachment. We, at the Natural Bridge Zoo, have been breeding threatened and endangered species for over 40 years. Some of the species which we have propagated are 4 generations of the Scarlet Macaw, 3 generations of the Blue and Gold Macaw, 2 generations of the Military Macaw, 2 generations of the Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot, 3 generations of the East African Crowned Cranes, 3 generations of the Sacred Ibis, 3 generations of Ringtailed Lemur, 3 generations of Himalayan Bears, 4 generations of Beisa Oryx Antelope, 5 generations of Sitatunga Antelope, 3 generations of Nyala Antelope, 6 generations of Grant Zebra, 5 generations of Dromedary Camels, 3 generations of Capuchin Monkeys, and 5 generations of Grivet Monkeys.



Reviews

Stephen

Rating:
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Absolutely amazing!!! The animals are very well cared for and the elephant ride was SOOOOOO COOL!!! Feeding the parakeets was one of the funnest!! Prices are reasonable also. They have some pretty cool things in the gift shop too! Also, once you have your hand stamped you can come and go throughout the day....That was nice since we had other things to do while waiting for the elephant rides.

Cassandra Maynard

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
They deserve a good review - we went on Sunday morning much slower and laid back. My daughter (5) enjoyed all the animals. We were impressed with such a variety and it is very nice being able to feed them. The enclosures were all being cared for, cleaned and animals being fed while we were there. Gift shop is very nice and admission price to us was a steal. Only negative is elephant rides did not start till noon and we were there about 9am. If you want to do elephant ride I’d call and ask what time they begin on the day you go. We will definitely be back.

Drew Kearns,Sr

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
The animals were amazing. The cages were clean, the general crowns were well-kept and feeding the birds Inside the Cage was the most amazing feeling. You could tell the animals were well taken care of. Most of them did not want to eat mostly because we got there at the end of the day.

Chanee' Jackson

Rating:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
This place provided an awesome experience for my family to learn by interaction. We are city raised and longed to see upclose both how to care for and learn from both farm and wild animals. We were able to feed giraffes and feel the surface if their tongue and then Google why their tongues operate the way they do, the same for the baby camel, donkey, and baby tiger, Zeus( this was several years ago).

Tracy G

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
This place far exceeded our expectations. The animals are well cared for, friendly and entertaining. The giraffes were so cool! My boys loved running with the cassowary birds and feeding the animals. The Asian black bear was super cute just hanging out. We had a blast!!!

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