Happy Faces, Hidden Places

NEW AT THE ZOO - THE CAROUSEL! Beautiful handcrafted animals await you on the Engelbrecht Carousel. 

Extending over 45 acres, historic Mesker Park Zoo is home to more than 700 animals and is open 365 days a year!  Pathways bloom and grow with local and exotic trees and plants. The crown jewel of the zoo is Amazonia- a walk through the wild expanse of the South American Rainforest! This enclosed, climate controlled jungle stays a sultry 75 degrees and comes complete with daily rain shower! Animals include howler monkeys, toucans, capybara, tapir, caiman, and the elusive queen of the jungle - the jaguar! 

Mesker Park Zoo is also home to the largest lizard in the reptile world, the Komodo Dragon, as well as a rhino, giraffes, zebras, mexican grey wolves, lions, tigers, and a host of other members of the wild kingdom! Meet red pandas - Junjie and Celeste - and Kona, the Sun Bear. 

You can also enjoy a paddle boat ride on Victoria Lake and follow a peacock around the beautiful grounds. Don't forget to take home a souvenir from the gift shop!


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