The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Tx
The Cameron Park Zoo is located within Cameron Park in Waco Texas adjacent to Brazos River. Cameron Park Zoo is a 52-acre land filled with lush native vegetation, lakes, and ponds. At the zoo, visitors get a chance to watch animals flourish in their natural habitat. The zoo was started in 1955 by a wildlife enthusiasts group. At this time it was known as Central Texas Zoological Park. Later in 1981 plans were made to expand the zoo and in 1989 the project began
During its starting years, the Zoo used to have an animal food preparation area made of rock walls and dirt floors. Cameron Park Zoo was officially opened to the public on July 18, 1993.
Few years down the line, a large section was opened called the Brazos River County, it has a saltwater reef aquarium with a 190,000-liter capacity. In 2009, an Asian forest was added to the zoo and it is the home of endangered species like the Komodo dragon, Sumatran tiger, and Orangutans.
Animal Species at the Cameron Park Zoo
The zoo has a vast population of more than 300 species from all seven continents. This totals to over 1730 animals. The Cameron Park Zoo is recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Other than that, they are a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
At Cameron Park Zoo they just don’t offer a recreational place to view animals but also provide educational resources to all level students and large seminar rooms for international research.
The animals at the zoo are attended by a caring staff, who spend a lot of time and energy ensuring that the animals are in good condition. Some of the care given to the animals include good nutrition, training, and veterinary care
Cameron Park Zoo is open all year round with an exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
1701 North 4th Street Waco, Texas 76707 | (254) 750-8400