Binder Park Zoo opens its doors for the Sunday season

Binder Park Zoo opens its doors for the Sunday season

NEWTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WOOD) – Binder Park Zoo will open its doors on Sunday for its 45th season and there are many new exhibits and attractions to see.

From a new wolf exhibit to art installations, there is something for everyone at the zoo.

“The wonder and joy that guests feel in the park motivates us in our mission. It is so wonderful to see them get in touch with their favorite animals whether it is the red panda or the Mexican wolves, the giraffes or Al, the tortoise. We like to think that animals feel it too! ” Diane Thompson, president and chief executive officer, said in a press release.

Last year, the zoo opened a new wolf exhibition which is home to the Mexican gray wolf, the rarest and most endangered subspecies of the gray wolf.

Izzy, the oldest female Mexican gray wolf at Binder Zoo Park (courtesy of Binder Zoo Park)

“We also opened our own dinosaur park, which is called Zoorassic Park”Said Leslie Walsh, director of marketing and development.

Visitors will be able to see 20 life-size models, including a triceratops, a spinosaurus, a T-rex and a stegosaurus. Admission to Zoorassic Park is free with regular admission.

For anyone who wants more experience, you can feed African pygmy goats. The goats have moved to a new location for the season just west of the Bina Conservation Carousel in the Eastern Zoo. With the move, the zoo says there is a new, larger animal that has joined the herd: Norm the lone zebu cattle. That’s 50 cents a serving to feed the goats.

Around the zoo there are several new art installations to admire. The zoo is installing a conservation-themed mural in the Education Hall of the Bina Conservation Directory Center. A metal art sculpture honoring the Mexican wolf is near their exhibit. The zoo said it also added some bird-shaped benches after the butterfly benches were a hit last year.

Returning this summer are the Summer camps for students from grades one to seven e Overnight stays at the zoo for families as well as scouts, school or other groups. The zoo says space is limited.

The zoo is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturdays from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is $ 15.75 for adults, $ 14.75 for seniors 65 and older, and $ 13.75 for children ages 2 to 10. Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.

You can plan your visit to the zoo, become a member or register for the zoo’s programs at binderparkzoo.org.

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