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About The Zoo

Connecting people with the world around them happens naturally at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.  Your visit to Indiana’s first zoo offers a worldwide adventure as you encounter over 700 animals from around the globe.

Located on 45-scenic acres on Evansville’s northwest side, we welcome you to our unique zoo and think you’ll enjoy being completely immersed in natural beauty.  From the South American rainforest of Amazonia to the Family Garden, Lake Victoria, and the rolling hills in between; Connecting people with the natural world is mission accomplished when you visit Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.


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Your support today creates a better zoo experience for all creatures.  Thank you for supporting your zoo!

Upcoming Events

Happy Holidays with the Animals – Sunday, December 21, 2014

Zookeepers regularly provide opportunities for the animals to have new experiences.  Animal enrichment, as it is commonly called, is important to animal health.  On Sunday, December 21, 2014, zookeepers will provide a festive day of enrichment for the animals.  We hope you will visit to see the animals enjoying “gifts” and “stocking treats” and learn a bit more about how your zoo contributes to both care and conservation efforts.   Below is a schedule of Keeper Chats scheduled for December 21, 2014.

 Tiger 9:45 am (Asia Loop)
Hyacinth macaws: 10:45 am  (Discovery Center)
Langurs: 11:00 am (Discovery Center)
Rhino: 1:30 pm (Lower Kley Building)
Gibbons: 2:30 pm  (Asia Loop)

Take a look at the recently published 2015 Zoo Events Calendar and Save the Date today!

 Click here for details.






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