Binder Park Zoo is located on 433 acres of city-owned property featuring natural forests and wetlands. The Zoo is one of the leading cultural attractions in the region and is managed by the Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. The zoo’s mission is to nurture empathy, understanding, and conservation of nature. Every year over 30,000 children and adults received the benefit of the zoo’s formal and informal education programs as well as numerous special initiatives.
The zoo features approximately 600 specimens of over 140 species including one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. Exhibits include 32 rare and exotic animal exhibits plus 19 domestic animal exhibits. The Zoo is an active participant in sixteen AZA Species Survival Programs and manages several other rare and endangered species for conservation.