Bear Hollow Zoo: Athens' free animal adventure - FOX 35 News Orlando

Bear Hollow Zoo: Athens' free animal adventure

Posted: Updated:
ATHENS, Ga. -

Don't let an empty wallet mean an empty summer for you. Check out Bear Hollow Zoo! It's a free attraction that's one of Georgia's best hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

Now, Athens might be most famous for The ‘Dawgs, but there are many other animals worth seeing there. This summer, your road trip to Athens could also be the perfect family daytrip to a place like Bear Hollow Zoo.

And, it's ideal if you're on a tight budget, too. You get a chance to see spectacular wildlife up close and it only costs the gas to get there.

It's a wonderful home to 25 of Georgia's most notable residents tucked inside of Athens' Memorial Park. It's a place that locals rush to faster than a beaver to a dam.

Clint Murphy, park coordinator, cares for the animals of all shapes and sizes at the zoo. He says bringing them from snout to nose with humans is what the Bear Hollow does best.

"People will come in and say, ‘Oh, I thought you had three bears, and it's ‘Yes, there's one right up there!' And, just the looks of amazement. They'll remember that for the rest of their lives."

CLICK ON THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE TO SEE MORE OF BEAR HOLLOW ZOO!

More info:
Bear Hollow Zoo website
Bear Hollow Zoo on Facebook
Athens' Memorial Park website



  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Pet 'matchmaking' service increases adoptions

    Pet 'matchmaking' service increases adoptions

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:13:37 GMT
    You've probably heard of a match-making service that helps people find their soul mates.But you may not know that there's a nonprofit in Atlanta that offers a similar service....for people to find....the perfect pet.
    You've probably heard of a match-making service that helps people find their soul mates.But you may not know that there's a nonprofit in Atlanta that offers a similar service....for people to find....the perfect pet.
  • Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:30 GMT
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices