Come visit the Zoo and meet our newest residents! The Zoo will be holding a fundraiser to name the new Alpaca. Submit the name you think best suits the baby Alpaca and if your name is selected, you will receive a Zoo annual pass and recognition at the August Recreation and Parks Commission meeting. Each name entry costs $1. All proceeds go towards animal care and zoo improvements.
We would like to thank our generous donor, Food 4 Less and Costco for their contributions to the zoo.
APPLEGATE PARK ZOO 1045 West 25th Street Merced, CA95340
ZOO INFORMATION Since 1962, Applegate Park Zoo has been home to many wild animals in need of a safe place to live. Currently, the zoo population numbers approximately 75 Native California mammals, birds, and reptiles, most of which came from wildlife rescue centers.
No longer able to survive in their normal habitat, these ambassadors from the wild need care and protection. In return they provide zoo visitors with a glimpse of the wonders of nature.
Professional Zoo Keeper (Donna McDowell) provide daily care and management of the animals. Individuals are welcome to enroll in the volunteer program to assist with exhibit cleaning, diet preparation, landscaping maintenance and zoo improvement projects. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and may sign up at the Parks and Community Services Office located at 690 West 16th Street inMerced.
HOURS OF OPERATION (Monday-Sunday, weather permitting) Winter Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spring-Fall Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
ADMISSION PRICES Under 5 Free Ages 5-15 $2.00 Ages 16-61 $3.00 Ages 62+ $1.50 FREE ENTRY TO ALL MERCED ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS
Group Visits: Schools and other groups must prearrange visits to the zoo. Group visits are a favorite activity for end of the school year functions. To arrange a group visit please call (209) 725-3337
Zoo Docent Program: We are looking for a few people interested in assisting the zookeepers in conducting tours of the Zoo. Please call (209) 385-6851 for more information on how you can help out.
Please observe: No pets, food, cans, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards or loud music allowed in the Zoo.
APPLEGATE PARK ZOO WISH LIST The following items are needed for our Zoo staff and volunteers to use while working on Zoo improvements and for the further development of the Zoo's education program: • washer and dryer • cotton towels (for the monkeys to sleep with) • van or truck(for "Ed-zoo-cation" outreach and to carry educational materials and animals to area schools and to pick up animal food and supplies) THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT