Zoo

The Zoo at Chehaw is home to 238 specimens representing over 125 different species. Enjoy natural, outdoor exhibits including Cheetahs, Black Rhinoceros’, Meerkats, Black Bears, Alligators, and many more, while you stroll through our scenic boardwalks and cypress swamp. Participate in animal feedings and keeper talks every weekend. Chehaw’s African Veldt Ride is free with admission, and will take you through our largest exhibit where seven different species roam in natural herds. The Zoo at Chehaw is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). To be accredited, zoos must undergo a thorough investigation to ensure that they have met, and will to continue to meet, ever-rising standards. These standards encompass animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years.

Project Heloderma’s mission is to conserve the critically endangered Guatemalan beaded lizard and its habitat in the Motagua Valley. Directly because of this program, the number of lizards killed by local inhabitants has been reduced, and the captive breeding program is successfully bringing about the elevation of the species.. To learn more, visit www.ircf.org/project-heloderm.

Donating to Conservations

If you are interested in making a donation directly to the Conservation programs that Chehaw supports please contact us at 229.430.3966.