(269) 979-1351 - info@binderparkzoo.org

Binder Park Zoo Animals

Binder Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). We are dedicated to providing excellent care for our animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Binder Park Zoo is home to many Species Survival Plan (SSP) animals. SSPs are coordinated efforts between all AZA-accredited zoos to improve the genetics and survivability of threatened and endangered species.

Visit Binder Park Zoo on any Animal Play Day and witness first hand how our zookeepers keep the animals active and happy. Play Days are a perfect way to see how the animals receive enrichment and to learn more about the animals.

Times and animals are subject to change without notice. Check with the entrance for updates.

Training Day - April 25

Jiggly Gelatin Day - May 17

Branch out with the Animals - June 27

Watermelon Madness - July 4

Reptile Weekend - August 1 & 2

Chillin' on a Summer Day - August 15

Training Day - September 13

Carb Free Day - September 26

Harvest Day - October 24

Zookeeper Tails are a fun way to learn insider information about our animals from the people who know them best... zookeepers! These chats take place daily throughout the season; Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Saturday - Snow Leopard 11:00 am, Lions 12:00 pm & Savanna 1:00 pm

Sunday - Conservation Discovery Center 11:30 am & African Painted Dogs 12:00 pm 

Monday - Red Panda 11:00 am & Wolves 1:00 pm

Tuesday - Snow Leopard 11:00 am & Dingoes 1:00 pm 

Wednesday - Black Bears 11:00 am & Monkey Valley 1:00 pm

Thursday - Snow Leopard 11:00 am & Cheetah 1:00 pm

Friday - Aldabra Tortoise 11:00 am & Red-Capped Mangabey 1:00 pm

Each zoo animal has a unique story to tell and we want to share them with you! Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am to hear a story, try out a fun activity, and meet one of our zoo animals that you may not already know. You won’t want to miss us for Animal Story Time conveniently located inside the Miller Children’s Zoo!

*Inclement weather location is in the Conservation Discovery Center

*There is no fee or registration required for this program

*Content is designed for children aged 5 years and younger but all ages are welcome to attend