May 03, 2008

Take a trip on the wild side

For a wild time, try Gators & Friends Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo. Nestled in the piney woods of North Louisiana, Gators & Friends offers visitors a fun, family-oriented adventure. This is definately a place to take young children, school groups, scout packs, church groups and homeschoolers. It is a great place for the young at heart too.

The atmosphere is serene and peaceful. This is a park where feeding the animals is encouraged. Alligators are everywhere--big, small and everywhere in between. Be sure to time your visit around feeding time so that you can watch these prehistoric creatures fight over the food. Also, if you are brave, you can even hold one of these amazing creatures.

Experience a learning adventure, up close and personal with exotic animals including ring-tailed lemurs, camels, fallow deer, lamas, a zebra, emu, wallabies, red kangaroos and cbybarras. And the not so exotic animas as well: pigmy goats, Scottish cattle, Shetland ponies, Sicilian donkeys, miniature brahams and Jacob sheep.

Gators & Friends has a gift shop and restaurant. Looking for a great place for your child's next birthday, consider Gators & Friends.

The park is located at 11441 Highway 80 in Greenwood, Louisiana. Admission is $5.95 for ages 3 - 12; $7.95 for ages 13 and up; children 2 and under are free with adult admission. You can buy feed for the animals for $2.00. The park is open from May - August: 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and off season the park is open September - April: Wednesday -Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Don't forget to buy plenty of food or you'll hear it from the animals.