Racine Zoo

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Racine Zoo
(photo July 2010)
Date opened 1923[1]
Location Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 42°44′56″N 87°47′01″W / 42.7488°N 87.7837°W / 42.7488; -87.7837Coordinates: 42°44′56″N 87°47′01″W / 42.7488°N 87.7837°W / 42.7488; -87.7837
Land area 32 acres (13 ha)[1]
Memberships AZA[2]
Website racinezoo.org

The Racine Zoo is situated on 28 acres (11 ha) on the shore of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin. With more than 100 species of animals,[3] the zoo's collection focuses on species native to Wisconsin and other animals from around the world. The Racine Zoo is one of only 225 zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Each year over 100,000 guests visit this zoo located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Their mission is "To foster an enlightening and affordable wildlife experience that improves the bond between people and nature. The Society will provide for the recreation and education of the people, the conservation of wildlife and wild places, and the advancement of science."[4]






(*) Denotes education program animals not normally on exhibit

The zoo's grounds are also home to a playground, a children's zoo, and a hands-on discovery center; free Sunday band concerts and the Animal Crackers Jazz Series are held during the summer. The Racine Zoo operated as a free-admission attraction until January 2007, when fiscal needs required the introduction of an admission fee.


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