The Bikini Bottom Zoo, referred to as just the Zoo in "Who R Zoo?," is a zoo in Bikini Bottom. It first appears in the episode "The Smoking Peanut."
The zoo has a gift shop and an Oyster Stadium, where Clamu, a giant clam, performs. The zoo also contains cages with animals.
Role in series
"The Smoking Peanut"
SpongeBob and Patrick go to see Clamu perform in the Oyster Stadium.
The Oyster Stadium is shown for the snail race, but the zoo itself is not fully shown.
When SpongeBob and Patrick befriend a cement-covered Squidward who they name "Smelly," oblivious to his true identity, Patrick calls the S.W.A.T. team, who take the cement-covered Squidward to the zoo. Citizens who visit the zoo then mock him. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are able to escape through the zoo's sewage system.
SpongeBob and Patrick slide through water and into the zoo.
Bubble Bass is seen teasing sea monkeys before SpongeBob uses the string to unravel the monkeys' cage, prompting them to attack Bubble Bass.
"Who R Zoo?"
SpongeBob is revealed to be good friends with many of the animals at the zoo. When he is banned from it, he decides to create his own Bubble Zoo with Patrick. The "Species Unknown" habitat from "The Thing" makes its second appearance in the background.