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Waccatee is a 500-acre farm located 15 minutes from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It resides in Horry County which is 50 miles Southwest of Willington, North Carolina and 135 miles of South of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Twenty years ago the zoo started as a private collection of domestic and exotic farm animals which to date has grew to over a hundred species more. Common specie includes miniature horses, leopards, zebras, llamas, horses and etc. The attraction is categorized under Zoological Garden which is a noncommercial farm established in 1988 under the state of Carolina. The zoo receives no state or government funding but all animals are treated like family by caring individuals and caretakers.

In the west of Garden Beach, where the Waccamaw River, Intercoastal Waterway and Socastee Creek join, the natural wildlife sanctuary is the breeding ground to many species of migratory birds. At several times of the year over a thousand native beautiful herons and low county egrets gather in one small area to shelter in the zoo during the spring and summer seasons.

The privately owned, nature-themed zoo is a huge viewing area for adults and kids to walk around. A wagon can be rented at $3-$5 to aid elderly people in exploring the scenery comprising of carefully preserved wooded property and to observe the animals. A petting zoo and a natural trail are also available for animals in their natural habitats.

There are food bags sold at $5 for children to feed domestic animals like goats, peacocks, ducks and more by hand. The zoo is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM with special rates available for groups of 15 or more. There are hotels nearby that are within a walking distance for guest wanting to save time and spend less on gas.
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