RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo is the perfect place for families to visit while staying in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area. This is an indoor zoo and is open year-round! The animals in the zoo are so amazing, and you’ll get to meet them! RainForest features over 400 live animals and represent over 130 species. This zoo is home to beautiful and unique animals of the Rain Forest all over the world.
The animals found at RainForest are from the temperate and tropical regions of the world. The majority of the creatures have been born or hatched in captivity. The animals are primarily used for education. The creatures in RainForest include reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, and even bugs!
Reptiles have inhabited our planet for very many years. Reptiles are related to dinosaurs, which date back millions of years. Their size varies from some of the largest animals ever known, to the smallest. Reptiles’ life spans and capable of surpassing all other vertebrate! At RainForest, you will get to see an abundance of reptiles! These reptiles include snakes, crocodiles, alligators, turtles, tortoises, and lizards.
Mammals are also a large group that inhabit the earth. At RainForest Adventures, you will get to see many tropical and temperate mammals. The mammals include the African serval, lemurs, the Mongoose, Sugar Gliders, and Spiny mice.
At RainForest, there is a variety of bugs. Tarantulas, the Indian Taran, black widows, scorpions, the Hissing Cockroach, and the Giant Cockroach are the bugs found at the zoo.
RainForest Adventures is the home to a vast variety of tropical and temperate birds. The birds at the zoo are birds that are in danger, or at risk of being in danger, of becoming extinct. These birds include the blue and gold macaw, cockatoos, finches, parakeets, along with others.
There are educational shows conducted daily by the trained staff of RainForest. You will get to be up close to some of the animals. This is a treat for children and adults alike! Remember that "Fall color" season is a great time of year to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN. Because of the weather, this fantastic indoor zoo will be perfect for your entire family!