Central Florida zoo
Featuring over 400 animals, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford offers a variety of educational activities for the entire family. Founded in 1923, this 21-acre zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the area.
Visitors can encounter a number of rare and endangered species, as well as many exotic animals such as a banded Egyptian cobra, crocodiles, leopards and bald eagles.
The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford is home to various species of reptiles, insects, mammals, birds, amphibians and snakes. Popular exhibits include the green-winged macaw, cheetahs, black-footed cats, Asian elephants, pumas, lemurs, alligators, rattlesnakes, Egyptian cobras, salamanders and Brazilian black tarantulas.