Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

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Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
Date opened1985
LocationPrescott, Arizona, United States
Coordinates34°36′45″N 112°26′41″W / 34.6125°N 112.4448°W / 34.6125; -112.4448Coordinates: 34°36′45″N 112°26′41″W / 34.6125°N 112.4448°W / 34.6125; -112.4448

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, also known as Prescott Animal Park Association (PAPA), is a non-profit animal sanctuary in Prescott, Arizona, United States.


Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (formerly the Heritage Park Zoo and earlier, the Prescott Animal Park) was established in 1988 in Prescott, Arizona by Patricia "Tricia" C. Williams and several other volunteers who established a non-profit organization in 1985 called the Prescott Animal Park Association (PAPA). Initially, the animal park was established in order to inherit the former Payson Zoo run by Randy Ferry[1] but after the establishment of the association, Randy Ferry reconsidered and continued operations in Payson. Today, this sanctuary's motto is "Conservation through Education"[2] and is home to over 175 native and exotic animal with a focus on non-releasable wildlife, with no other place to live out their lives.

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  1. ^ Yaklich, Janice (August 26, 1987). "Zoo Will Help Animals, Area Children to Learn". news.google.com. Prescott Valley Tribune.
  2. ^ "About Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary". heritageparkzoo.org. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. Retrieved January 26, 2015.