See Exotic Animals at the RainForest Zoo

by / Tuesday, 17 September 2013 / Published in Pigeon Forge Attractions

Cotton Top Tamarins at the zoo near our Pigeon Forge hotel

Do you enjoy watching wildlife programs on the Animal Planet or the Discovery Channel?  How would you like to see the exotic animals featured in these television shows up close and personal? Located minutes away from our Pigeon Forge hotel, the RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo is home to over 600 animals and over 130 species!

A Diverse Collection

The RainForest Zoo specializes in animals that you have never seen before. The zoo’s impressive collection contains animals on loan from zoos across America and was themed by one of the world’s leading zoological contractors. Most of the zoo’s animals were born or hatched in captivity.

Mammals

Have you ever heard of a coatimundi? These adorable animals behave like a mix between a raccoon and a monkey. Indigenous to Central and South America, these clever critters are some of the most popular animals at the RainForest Zoo. Another highlight of the zoo is the Black and White Ruffed Lemur. Madagascar is the only place in the world that these endangered lemurs can be found.

Birds

The RainForest Zoo is also home to a wide variety of tropical birds. The African Grey Parrot is one of the smartest species of birds in the world. They have been known to have a vocabulary of over 100 words! Another major attraction at the zoo are the zebra finches. Native to Australia, these tiny birds get their calcium from eating egg shells in the wild.

After an exciting day at the zoo, you will be ready to relax at our Pigeon Forge hotel. The Oak Tree Lodge is close to all of the best attractions, shops and restaurants in the Smoky Mountain area. With indoor and outdoor pools, high speed internet access, workout facilities and a free breakfast, the Oak Tree Lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Reservations page to book a room or give us a call at 1-800-637-7002!

 

 

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