Historic Heartland / Athens

Bear Hollow Zoo

293 Gran Ellen Dr.
Athens, GA 30606

  • DJ the Bear celebrates his birthday!

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  • Bear Hollow wildlife trail houses bears and other animals

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  • Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail head sign

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  • Bear Hollow wildlife trail houses many varieties of birds

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Located in Memorial Park's hardwood forest, natural habitat exhibits of non-releasable native wildlife are used to teach about wildlife and the environment. Resident animals include three black bears, including 2-year-old siblings Athena and Yonah, bobcats, white-tailed deer, river otters, owls, a bald eagle, and more than 120 species of wild, free-living animals. Free. Open 9 a.m. to sunset daily. The exhibit hall, which features amphibians and reptiles, is open for exploration every Saturday, with projects for young visitors and live animals to see and touch.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages