Patternless baby giraffe with spotted parent.

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Brights Zoo

Come visit our rare patternless giraffe near Jonesborough.

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Brights Zoo is a private, family-owned facility nestled in the hills of East Tennessee between Jonesborough and Greeneville. Animals living here include some rare & endangered species such as addax, bongo and scimitar-horned oryx, and bactrian camels. The center also contains more common but exotic creatures like red kangaroos, spider monkeys, pandas and zebras.

We are sincerely dedicated to the long-term conservation of nature’s animals through propagation and public education. Our long-term efforts to expand the population of rare and endangered species have resulted in the successful breeding of several different species of protected animals.


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Giraffe without patterns next to mom.
Born on July 31st – this is the rarest living giraffe on the planet. What makes her so rare? Simply put it is because she was born without a pattern. We know the last time this took place was in 1972 in Tokyo Japan.
Giraffe with tongue out
Unknown brown furry animal by a pond.
Four plus penguins near the water
Black gorilla with half watermellon
spotted cat laying on its back
Small reptile in captivity
Blue parrott
Baby dear with stripes
Brights Zoo
The zoo opens at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday (until Labor Day) and at 12:00 on Sundays. The zoo closes at 5:00 each day. Please remember last entry is at 3:30. After Labor Day our hours change to Monday – Wednesday, and Friday – Saturday the zoo opens at 10:00 am. Sunday we open at 12:00. Last entry is at 3:30. The zoo will be closed on Thursdays. Our last day of the season is December 1st.
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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Brights Zoo directly.

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