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  • Your local, independent, non-profit Zoo

  • Your local, independent, non-profit Zoo

From The Director

For over 50 years, The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center has educated, engaged, and entertained countless children and families throughout this community and beyond.  Today, we see over 44,000 entries through our main gate and our Zoo on The Go programs visit schools, libraries, public fairs, and private residences interacting with thousands more.  This would not be possible without the volunteers, interns, and staff who work tirelessly to care for the over 150 native and exotic animals who call The Zoo home.  Our work is supported by a strong membership base, generous community partners, and visitors - like you.  On behalf of our team, thank you!

Nathan D. Bazinet

Interim Executive Director

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April 2017

April, 23rd 2017
April 23rd-29th is National Volunteer Week - a time to express gratitude and appreciation for all who dedicate their time and service to others without asking for anything in return.

March 2017

March, 19th 2017
As fun as the snow has been, we are beyond excited for the start of the 2017 season. A few of the great things in the works include: exciting new keeper talks and education programming, upgrades to our grounds and exhibits, and more!

February 2017

February, 12th 2017
You have the greatest impact. Without a strong, supportive community of individuals, like you, we would not be able to provide these educational, fun, and engaging opportunities for thousands of children and families every year.
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