Meet the Animals

Our Animal Stars!

The name Hollywild refers to “wild” for animals and “Hollywood” in honor of the many animal movie stars who either live at the park now or who have lived here during the 40+ year history of the Park, from its earliest days as M&M Zoo with just a few animals to the large non-profit organization it is today. Our mission is to provide an interactive and enlightening experience for our visitors as we continually improve the lives of the hundreds of animals who live here in an enriching and respectful environment. Our collection of animals on public view varies. 

Cinema Animal Talent – Animal Movie Stars 
Dozens of “Celebrity Zooperstars” call Hollywild home! 

Cinema Animal Talent is an agency specifically dedicated to providing rare and unusual animals for film productions, commercials and special events. Over 65 movie credits, countless commercials and hundreds of special events have featured some of the animals you will encounter at Hollywild Animal Park, or some that have lived here during the park's history. Look for their "Star" signs highlighting movie credits. David Meeks, founder of both Hollywild and Cinema Animal Talent, has met the needs of untold projects for over forty years, having even been called to serve as a "stunt double" appearing alongside some very special animals.

“TANK” – WHITE RHINOCEROS 
FEATURED IN: 
Blue Cross / Blue Shield – commercials 
Land Rover – national ad campaign 
ZICAM – National TV Commercial campaign 

NOTE: Tank is one only two working Rhinos in the U.S.A

ADDAX 
FEATURED IN: 
Geico “Night Vision Goggle” commercial

CAPUCHIN MONKEYS (not currently in our collection)
FEATURED IN: 
Order of the Black Eagle – movie 
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking – movie 
Monkey Shines – movie 

NOTE: Hollywild provided the First Capuchin monkey used in the national Helping Hands program for paraplegics.

ZEBRAS 
FEATURED IN: 
Legg’s Panty Hose – national print ad campaign 
B-52’s Music Video – rock ‘n roll music video for MTV, 
VH-1, etc.
Land Rover – national T.V. ad campaign

CHIMPANZEES (not currently in our collection)
FEATURED IN: 
Bankers Trust – T.V. commercial 
WSPA TV’s Kidsizzle – locally produced children’s program Silver Fox – T.V. commercial 
Louisiana Power and Light – T.V. commercial 
Radio Station T.V. commercials – regional campaign promoting the morning jocks

MACCAWS 
FEATURED IN: 
Samsonite Luggage – national T.V. ad campaign 
Kemdura Paper – national print ad campaign 
Order of the Black Eagle – movie

LYNX (Siberian, European, Caracal) (Not currently in our collection)
FEATURED IN: 
Mercury Lynx and LN7 – national T.V. ad campaigns 
Great Cats Calendar 
Minolta – print ad campaign

SIBERIAN TIGERS
FEATURED IN: 
Man Hunter – movie 
Betsy’s Wedding – movie 
Reversal of Fortune – movie 
Prince of Tides – movie 
The Real McCoy – movie 
Land Rover – national T.V. ad campaign

EUROPEAN BROWN BEARS 
FEATURED IN: 
A Breed Apart – movie
Date With An Angel – movie 
Chevrolet Trucks – national ad campaign

AFRICAN LIONS 
FEATURED IN: 
Great Cats Calendar 
Fidelity National Bank – commercial 
Food Lion – commercial 
Sharp TV – commercial 
Konica Copiers – commercial 
Konica Fax Machines – commercial 
David Copperfield – special illusions

NOTE: Chewy, a wonderful male lion born at Hollywild in 1991, was used by the Walt Disney artists as a model to help animate "Scar" a protagonist in “The Lion King” animated film. 

LEOPARDS
FEATURED IN: 
Great Cats Calendar 
Kemdura Paper – print ad campaign 
CAESAR – a gorgeous Black Panther (leopard) has appeared in many NFL Carolina Panthers events.

COUGARS
FEATURED IN: 
Lincoln – Mercury commercials – national as campaigns 1983 -1991 
Date With An Angel – movie 
Rescue 911 – T.V. program 
Reversal of Fortune – movie 
Last of the Mohicans – movie

HAMADRYAS BABOONS 
FEATURED IN: 
Numerous local promotions 
The Masked Man and The Devil’s Gold – movie starring “Booney”

“ALFONSO” – LEOPARD APPALOOSA HORSE 
FEATURED IN:
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking – movie 
Numerous promotional events

JAGUARS
FEATURED IN: 
Marty Stouffer’s Wild America – T.V. Series on PBS

"PONGO” – ORANGUTAN (Pongo has retired to Florida with his girlfriend)
FEATURED IN: 
Fisher Mazda – commercial 
Jeff Foxworthy – CD cover

CAMELS 
FEATURED IN: 
Evangel Cathedral – Christmas play
Dixie Stampede – Christmas production in Myrtle Beach 
Jerry Fallwell Ministries – Living Christmas Tree

“DONNA” – ASIAN ELEPHANT (Hollywild does not currently host an elephant in our collection)
FEATURED IN: 
Ryder Trucks – T.V. commercial 
Blue Cross / Blue Shield – print ad campaign
Governor Carroll Campbell’s 1987 Inaugural parade 
Land Rover – national T.V. ad campaign 
Fatz Café – T.V. campaign

FILM CREDITS 
The Big Chill 
A Breed Apart 
Flight of the Tigers 
Order of the Black Eagle 
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 
Man Hunter 
Leader of the Band 
Date with an Angel 
Never Say Goodbye 
Monkey Shines 
Boy’s Life 
Blood Savage 
Prancer 
Everybody Wins 
Reversal of Fortune 
Betsy’s Wedding 
Days of Thunder 
Prince of Tides 
Paris Trout 
Paradise 
Golden Years 
Last of the Mohicans 
The Real McCoy 
They 
The Masked Man and the Devil’s Gold 
Reuben, Reuben 
Rotweilers 
Heavy Weights 
The Stand 
Happy Campers
** Our animal collection varies season to season. As many of these animals are part of special loan agreements, with other animal care facilities.
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