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  • Support Cassie's Care

    Cassie, our inquisitive and friendly coyote, sustained a leg injury a few months ago. To save her life, her veterinarians decided the leg should be amputated. Today, Cassie is on the road to recovery, but she has many months of rehabilitation in front of her. This #GivingTuesday, we as you to support Cassier and her care. 

    We have 5 limited edition, framed Cassie photos that will be gifted to the first 5 donors who give $500 or more before midnight tonight. The photos were taken by our zookeeper and in-house photographer, Robert Harris, generously framed by Big Red Frame and signed by Cassie herself.

    Help support Cassie's care by clicking here

  • Closed For The Winter

    We are currently closed for the season. Thank you to all who visited this year and for your support during this time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring. 
    Interested in becoming a 2021 member? Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing here
  • Virtual Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU via Zoom or Google Classroom!

    Please reach out to the Education Department here for more information. 

  • Let's go on a Zooventure!

    Pack your bags, we're going on a Zooventure! This virtual education program is suitable for grades k-5 and features daily STEAM lessons and activities perfect for at-home learning or educators looking to shake up their lesson plans. Venture here for more details. 

  • Donations

    Do you have fresh produce or meat at home that you would like to donate? 

    Check out our wish list of produce and meat here.

    If you have something to donate, please reach out to Gabry via email at or via phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 304.

  • Adopt an Animal

    Adopt a Zoo animal for the animal lover in your life! You can sponsor one (or more!) of over 200 animals that call The Zoo in Forest Park their home. Each sponsorship package will include a welcome letter with your selected animal’s personal story, including the details of how they came to be at The Zoo, and two one-day passes for the 2020 season. Once a year, the Zoo will send out updates on the animal you have chosen to sponsor.
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Zoo News
Virtual Trivia Fundraiser to Raise Money for Winter Animal Care
October, 7th 2020
The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a second Virtual Trivia Night on Oct. 21. All money raised will go towards winter animal care. Donations can be made at Email to register a team of six or fewer.
The Zoo needs your help naming two baby Pygmy Goats
August, 12th 2020
Forest Park Zoo in Springfield is on the “quest for the perfect name” for two baby Pygmy Goats but they need your help. The zoo is hosting a Name That Kid raffle, in which two lucky raffle winners will get the chance to each name a goat.
The Zoo Opens with New Regulations
July, 2nd 2020
It was opening day at the Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center in Springfield — a full nine weeks later than usual — but Sarah Tsitso liked what she saw. “People are definitely responding,” said Tsitso, the zoo’s executive director, as guests took advantage of a new timed…
January, 8th 2020
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center has successfully completed 125 years of serving the greater Springfield community. We look forward to the next 125 years and to continue educating the community on wildlife education, conservation and rehabilitation.
'Zoo Night' at Bright Nights
December, 13th 2019
On December 11th, The Zoo opened its doors for one special night during Bright Nights. Over 200 guests were able to view The Zoo at night and enjoy special visits from Santa and the Grinch!
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