Bear Hollow Zoo: Athens' free animal adventure - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

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.

  • Good Day Atlanta

    Enjoy lighter fried chicken

    Enjoy lighter fried chicken

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:27:57 GMT
    Enjoy this lighter, healthier fried chicken recipe with Chef Curtis Aikens!
    Enjoy this lighter, healthier fried chicken recipe with Chef Curtis Aikens!
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta hold fall membership blitz

    Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta hold fall membership blitz

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:41:05 GMT
    It all began with 18 members in Savannah, GA back in the early 1900s.  Now, there are more than three-million Girl Scouts across the globe, including
    It all began with 18 members in Savannah, GA back in the early 1900s. Now, there are more than three-million Girl Scouts across the globe, including thousands in Great Atlanta, and the organization hopes that numbers just keeps growing.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

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