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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.


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


Paddy the female White Rhinoceros arrived at the Ellen Trout Zoo on September 23, 2014, 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!