Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
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!