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Old 03-12-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Anyone knows what's here? It showing on the map, and I'd be interested in an "urban" petting zoo (short drive)

thomas zoo, huntsville al - Google Maps

The zoom-in shows some wooded area;if this guy has a public-access "zoo", he surely knows how not to advertise it. Or maybe he just wants to call his "estate" a zoo, which is misleading to people like me who are looking for a (petting) zoo in town.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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No petting zoo. It's private property. Not sure where that name came from.

It's parcel 18-02-10-0-002-043.002 if you want to look it up on the county records.

I remember reading or hearing something about that arced road west of 431 there, that it used to be an old 431 alignment. This must be way back.

Edit: Yep, I just found it from a 1942 aerial shot. That was the earlier alignment of 431 before it was straightened out.

Click to zoom in:

Huntsville Mountain North 1942

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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There is a good petting zoo on highway 72 toward Gurley. I think the name is Old MacDonald's. It not very far from H'ville on the left.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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There is a good petting zoo on highway 72 toward Gurley. I think the name is Old MacDonald's. It not very far from H'ville on the left.

Yes, this is a good place, great for a kid's birthday party if it isn't too cold outside.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Passed by old MacDonald's today - noticed a "Zoo for sale" sign.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Yes, the owners of that petting zoo are trying to retire. Nice little opportunity for someone, I'd think. My kids love that place.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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There is two zoos i think you may like to check out. you may have already found them but ill let u know anyways.
1) Harmony park safari- it is a drive thru zoo. it is right off hobbs island road and its on cloads cove. its really nice. you drive thru for 2 miles of trail and feed the animals. buffalo, zebra, ostrich, emu, camels,llamas, goats, deer, and more. After you drive thru the zoo you can stop and go thru the walk thru part. that has monkeys, turtles, birds and reptiles. they also have picnic tables if u wanna have a picnic. really nice. its def a 5 out of 5, knowing it is locally owned by a local huntsvillian. it is really close to the new hope/ owens cross roads area. deff. check it out if u havent gone yet
o ya i almost forgot the prices i think are 6$ a person and 1 or 2$ a cup a feed.

2) The Tennessee Valley Zoo- The tenn. valley zoo is kinda new. i havent been but ive seen it online and driven by, in the rain. its located in athens. it has all types of animals as i see from the pictures. exotics and domestic alike. Thats really all i kno but i hear its reall family friendly its 3$ to get in and you can book parties and stuff. if you type in google tenn. valley zoo. there website should pop up.

Hope this helped)
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Another private zoo, at Moulton: Animal House Zoological Society Official Web Site
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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Don't forget about:
Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain
http://www.tigersfortomorrow.org/images/stories/tigerandturkey.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: SC TN
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Anyone remember the Limestone Zoo from around 10-15 years ago? They weren't very far from the prison out there.

Pretty cool petting a +350 lb Siberian tiger on a leash.

They used to have that "Two Socks" wolf from the movie "Dances with Wolves". They said it was a one trick pony; it could do what it did in the movie and that was pretty much it. They said it was a pretty schizo animal; from it's behavior, I agree.
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