Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO was created by Jeff and Diane Sanders, as well as their five children, after they moved to a small farm in Eagle Rock in the early 1990's from Chicago. For the majority of the 1990's, the farm was used as a breeding facility for select endangered and rare animals until the Sanders moved to a farm that was constructed in 1997 specifically for those efforts. At that time, the family decided it would be a great idea to open their gates to the public to share the animals, and thus the Promised Land Zoo was born.



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Since then, the zoo has grown and changed over time to include several endangered animals and many rescued animals in need of a home. The Branson location of Promised Land Zoo was built in 2012. The park was founded to focus on education, preservation, and interaction with the animals for the thousands of guests that visit each year. The park promotes the highest standards of animal care, and employs primarily wildlife managers, conservationists, and biologists to care for the animals.

The Promised Land Zoo in Branson, Missouri provides a number of different attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy many attractions at the park, including the Foot Safari, Parakeet Paradise, and Live Animal Shows with General Admission. An upgrade to VIP adds the Guided Wild Walk, as well as VIP Encounter time with some of the animals. The VIP Plus Admission includes all of these attractions and the Exclusive Encounter with one of the zoo's most special Animal Ambassadors.

Live Animals Shows at Promised Land Zoo allow for animal and human interaction. Visitors can get up close and personal with five or six animals that aren't featured in exhibits to learn about the unique animals from highly trained animal professionals. The animals featured in the shows changes daily to offer a different experience every time guests visit the park.

The self-guided Foot Safari allows visitors see primates, deer, antelope, zebras, lions, and tigers, as well as hundreds of additional animals. Guest can also kiss a camel or feed a kangaroo in the petting zoo. The new Drive Thru Safari offers visitors a chance to drive across sixty-five acres to view a number of unique animals as the roam throughout the grounds.

The VIP Animal Encounter features three or four animals with which visitors can take pictures, touch, and feed. The VIP Plus Exclusive Encounter allows guests to get up close and personal with one of the zoo's most unique animals within their habitat. Visitors can touch, feed, and play with some of the cutest animals at the park, including owls, sloths, kittens, lemurs, and more.

The Ultimate Excursion offers guests an opportunity to get closer to some of the zoo's animals than ever before. Visitors with this admission package receive an exclusive, private encounter, as well as a RTV guided tour through the park's new expansion with interactive feeding experiences. Participants must be at least eight years of age.

2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, Missouri, Phone: 417-337-9453

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