City of Lufkin, P.O. Drawer 190
 Lufkin, Texas 75902
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Zoo Location

The Zoo is located at 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904. On the north Loop 287, exit north on Martin Luther King and turn left immediately onto Zoo Circle. Parking is available along the street or the parking lots in Ellen Trout Park. Buses are requested to park in the Expo Center parking lot.  Call 936-633-0399 for more information.  Click here for a map.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

















 

 

Welcome to

the Ellen Trout Zoo

 

The Zoo is located at 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

 

 

Operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This includes holidays and weekends. Click here for more Zoo information.


Endangered Species Day - Saturday, September 27th

Coming up Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 2pm, Endangered Species Day will feature fun crafts, a Zoo-wide Scavenger Hunt and informative Keeper Talks featuring many of the endangered species that make Ellen Trout Zoo their home.

 


 

New Member of the Ellen Trout Zoo arrives - Paddy the White Rhinoceros

Paddy White RhinocerosPaddy the female White Rhinoceros arrived at the Ellen Trout Zoo Tuesday morning, September 23rd, after a trip from Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida.

This move was a recommendation of the Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and follows the move of Stormy from the Ellen Trout Zoo to the North Carolina Zoo last June.

Paddy weighs 4300 pounds and is 19 years old. She was born at Lion Country Safari and will be paired with Bwana the 20 year old male currently at the Ellen Trout Zoo. The current SSP population is 195 (82 males and 113 females) at 51 institutions.

 

Once again, this was quite a process and involved several entities. We have to thank Steve Poskey, Street Superintendent, Ramon Johnson, Water and Sewer Superintendent, Trey Henderson, Angelina Hardwood Sales, Burt Hairgrove, George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center Director, Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo and Zoo Staffers for enabling the transfer of Paddy from the truck to the exhibit.

 

Paddy will be getting used to her new surroundings for a while before she is allowed to go on exhibit.

 

The Ellen Trout Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is the Wildest Place in Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural World!

 

 

 


ZOO BOO!! October 24th & 25th

 

Zoo Boo is premier Halloween event at Ellen Trout Zoo.  The Zoo will be decorated, there will be games, trick-or-treating and a costume contest.  Regular zoo admission applies ($5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children (11-4) and 3 and under are free.  Parking will be available in the west parking lot of the Expo center.

Click here for advance tickets. You must register or enter you current account information

 


 

Zoo Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

June 2, 2014 - The Ellen Trout Zoo received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor signifying that the Zoo consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers. This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions the Zoo has earned on TripAdvisor over the past year says Marc Charron, President, TripAdvisor for Business. .

 



 

Online Accounts

 

The Online Account provides accessibility for registrants to update personal information, review registration details, print statements and make payments on existing balances. Click here to manage your online account.

 


 


 

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