City of Lufkin,    300 E. Shepherd
 Lufkin, Texas 75902         936-634-8881
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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.

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The Ellen Trout Zoo has been Accredited
by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

May 3, 2016 - Once again the Ellen Trout Zoo has been Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). After a lengthy process lasting nearly a year, the Accreditation Commission of the AZA has reviewed the materials submitted by the Ellen Trout Zoo and by the visiting committee that inspected the zoo and found that the Ellen Trout Zoo continues to maintain the high standards established for zoos and aquariums by the AZA. The Accreditation process occurs every five years and the standards increase within each cycle. The Accreditation program examines all aspects of the zoo’s operations: the animal collection and exhibits; education programs and offerings; attendance; the physical plant; governance; support group; financial stability; conservation activities; research projects; and maintenance programs. This is the seventh time the Ellen Trout Zoo has undergone the Accreditation process and has received Accreditation each and every time. In September 2015 the Ellen Trout Zoo received an award from the AZA recognizing over 25 years of continuous Accreditation.


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The Online Account provides accessibility for registrants to update personal information, review registration details, print statements and make payments on existing balances. Click here to manage your online account.