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The zoo is currently closed. Please plan to join us for opening day on April 17, 2019.

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African painted dog pup date

We are celebrating the birth of eleven rare African painted dog pups that were born at the zoo on November 30! All of the pups are thriving and receiving excellent care from their parents; Ghost and Verizon. Follow the links to read the full release and see the video clips. Check back here often for updates, and to follow the progress of our new pack.

Ghost and Verizon’s pups received their second exam on February 13th. Of the eleven, we have seven males and four females, and all are healthy and thriving. Each pup was examined, vaccinated and weighed by the Veterinary and Animal Care teams and returned to their parents. The average weight of a pup was 7 kilograms or 15 pounds and they are growing quickly! The pack is consuming approximately 24 pounds of a special carnivore diet (meat) per day. Like any puppy pack, they are active, playful and inquisitive about their surroundings and the enrichment they receive from their keepers- things like food puzzles, frozen meat-and-blood-sicles and deer carcass portions keep them busy and engaged. Stay tuned for more pupdates!

Learning At The Zoo

Camps & Programs

Come explore with us! Binder Park Zoo offers fun and engaging programs designed to encourage guests of all ages to discover the wonders of nature here and around the world. A variety of hands-on experiences allow families and groups to get up close and personal with animals that call Binder Park Zoo home.