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Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo - Gainesville, FL
Pictures, a video clip & visitor info from a trip to the Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo in Gainesville, Florida.

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Capuchin Monkey
The Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo was created in 1970 and covers 10 acres of land on the west end of the SFCC campus.

To reach the Santa Fe Zoo, set your GPS unit for the intersection of NW 83rd St and North Road or 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606.

Then turn west on North Road and follow the signs to the zoo which lead to a student parking lot on the left just a few steps from the zoo entrance. The parking is free and plentiful since SFCC is primarily a commuter school.

Visitors are welcome at the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo every day of the week from 9 AM to 2 PM. The admission fees are $5 for adults and $4 for children or seniors. Sante Fe students, faculty, staff and children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

White Handed Gibbon
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Within the zoo there are 220 animals consisting of 75 different species. A few of the species on display include the white handed gibbon ape, white throated capuchin monkey, ocelot (wild cat), emu, springbok gazelle, red ruffed lemur, squirrel monkey, barred owl, great horned owl, kookaburra (Australian birds - hear them sing in the video below), peacock, black swan, Matschie's tree kangaroo, Asian small clawed otter, southern toad, bullfrog, American alligator, Galapagos tortoise, Florida cottonmouth, Chilean rose tarantula, Leopard gecko, Eastern indigo snake, Striped leporinus fish and ball python.
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Red Ruffed Lemur
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Squirrel Monkeys
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Kookaburra Birds
From Australia
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Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
American Alligator
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Black Swan
Galapagos Tortoises
During our visit to the Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo, I captured a series of short video clips and later edited them together into a brief movie that runs 4 minutes long and has a file size of about 100 MB. To view or "stream" the video, click on the blue link below. To download the video to your hard drive, right click on the blue link below and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".

Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo Video Clip - Gainesville, FL

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Gould's Monitor Lizard
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For more of my related photo galleries, please click on the following links: Butterfly Rainforest - Gainesville, La Chua Trail, Chacala Trail, Palm Point Nature Park, University of Florida Homecoming Parade, UF Gator Gallop, UF Gators Vs. USF Bulls, Gators Vs. Redhawks, Sante Fe River Canoeing, Lakeridge Winery - Clermont, Butterfly World - Coconut Creek, Discovery Cove - Orlando, Gators Vs. Canes, UF Campus, UF Bat House, Lake Alice, Devil's Millhopper, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville Raceway Test & Tune, Gainesville Raceway National Sportbike Stunt Riding Association Championships, Juniper Springs Canoe Run and Ironwood Golf Course.

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