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 Lufkin, Texas 75902         936-634-8881
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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.

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Join Us for Zoo Boo 2015: October 23rd and 24th

Come out to the biggest and most fun Halloween event in East Texas.

Games, activites and plenty of treats!

Each night starting at 6:00 p.m.

August 27, 2015 - The Ellen Trout Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of an endangered Jaguar. Read more....

Ellen Trout Zoo receives the TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence.

TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence is a prestigious award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews of the Ellen Trout Zoo published on the world’s largest travel site. The Ellen Trout Zoo has been recognized by our visitors and guests as one of the very best in the business and received a rating of 4.5 out of 5.

Zoo Sends Huachipa Zoo Veterianarian to AZA Croc School


May 22, 2015- Meet Gianmarco Rojas, Veterinarian at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru, and this year’s recipient of Zoo Conservation Outreach Group's (ZCOG) Ellen Trout Zoo Crocodilian Conservation Scholarship.  Thanks to financial support provided by ZCOG and the Ellen Trout Zoo, Gianmarco will attend the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management professional training course, which takes place from May 29th - June 5th at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in St. Augustine, Florida.

Gianmarco Rojas has dedicated the last ten years to the study and conservation of crocodilian species in his native country, and organizes the conservation and care of four species of crocodiles at the Parque Zoológico Huachipa--two of which are critically endangered in Peru (Crocodylus acutus and Melanosuchus niger).  Dr. Rojas anticipates that his participation in AZA's 'Croc school' will help expand his professional knowledge and lead to improved quality of care at his institution, with the ultimate goal of improving the conservation status of Peru’s crocodiles.

Since 2008, the ZCOG-Ellen Trout Zoo partnership has sent eight Latin American zoo professionals, representing six institutions in five different countries, to train with AZA experts and learn about the latest advances in crocodilian management and conservation.


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