Discover the Tropics
The Tropics Trail has two parts. The inner trail following the lake is home to the “Tropical Flights” aviary as well as Bornean orangutans and the common squirrel monkeys of “Monkey Village”.
The outer tropics trail passes by the Komodo dragons in the “Land of the Dragons” exhibit, Asian elephants, jaguar, tortoises, iguanas, anteaters, Sumatran tigers of the “Isle of the Tiger” habitat and an assortment of tropical birds.
It also includes the Forest of Uco, a lush rainforest landscape that surrounds visitors along a one-mile walking trail and includes reproductions of a South American mercado and a scientific expedition and ruins, and highlights several tropical animals including the Andean bear.
(may close early during special events)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 31
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 – August 31
The Zoo will be closed to foot traffic on Sundays June 13-July 25 for Cruise the Zoo.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 1 – Oct 31
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov 1 – Jan 19
Large loop with multiple side trails and access to the Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail.
The entire main loop is paved with asphalt.
Sensory Inclusion Information
Headphone zone near Tropical Flights, orangutan, tiger and Equine Facility
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