Tiger 2
Leopard
Cougar
Skunk
Lemur
Tiger 4
Bison 2
Tiger 8
Tiger 5
White Fox 2
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear 4
Miniature Horse
Lemur 2
Grizzly Bear 6
Steer 2
Leopard 2
Horse and Donkey
Leopard 3
Emus
Raccoons 2
White Fox
Coatimundi 2
Young Lions
Raccoons 3
Raccoons
Wolf 2
Cougar
Grizzly Bear 2
Horse and Donkey 2
Pot Bellied Pig 3
Tiger
Leopard 3
Steer
Leopard 5
Armadillo
Donkey
Porcupine 3
Tiger 3
Coatimundi
Pot Bellied Pig
Red Fox
Leopard 4
Bison
Box Turtle
Wolf 3
Grizzly Bear 3
Grizzly Bear 5
Horse
Wolf Hybid/Wolf
Coatimundi 3
Sulcata African Spur Thigh Tortoise
White Fox 3
Pot Bellied Pig 2
Tiger 6
Emus 2
Black Fox
Bullfrog
Raccoons 4
Lion
Tiger 7
Lions
Grizzly Bear 7
Coatimundi 4
To create awareness, values, and understanding of animals and their environment through education.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To create awareness, values, and understanding of animals and their environment through education.

VISION STATEMENT

All animals will thrive in a clean, safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment always respected and care for by the humans whose share the same community.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO

Nighttime Fun for the whole Family! Come out to Bear Path Acres this Halloween for our first ever Night of the Living Zoo! Read More

PURPOSE

Bear Path Acres Animal Educational Center is a charitable and educational organization, whose purpose is to advance the interest in and educate the public on the importance of animals and the role they play in our everyday life. Bear Path Acres Animal Educational Center, a USDA Licensed Zoo, will educate the public to appreciate, care for, and understand our wildlife, farm animals, and exotics.

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Welcome to Bear Path Acres

Bear Path Acres Animal Educational Center is conveniently located in Southampton County, Virginia, just 9 miles south of the City of Franklin. You will leisurely stroll along our walkways to enjoy the vast assortment of wonderful animals. Spend an hour or pack your lunch and spend the day! We will educate you on some very interesting facts about our wonderful assortment of animals. We would like for you to hraccoonave respect and pride in all that Mother Nature has to offer. We will allow you to take a closer look at your agricultural roots, by providing a clean, safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. Come have a relaxing time at “Your Hometown Zoo”!

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