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1045 W 25th St
Merced, CA, 95340
United States

(209) 725 3337

The Applegate Park Zoo website is operated by the Merced Zoological Society.


Uncover Wild Wonders in Central California

With deep sadness, we share the news of the passing of Mac the mountain lion the weekend of Oct. 13-14, 2018.


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Since 1962, Applegate Park Zoo has been home to many rescued and rehabilitated wild animals in need of a safe place to live. Currently, the zoo houses over 75 native California mammals, birds, and reptiles. No longer able to survive independently in their normal habitat, these ambassadors from the wild receive needed care and protection from the zoo. In return, they provide zoo visitors with a glimpse of the wonders of nature.


You can help with Zoo Boo 2018 by donating candy or non-candy treats! Get a free adult zoo admission on a regular day for each (approx.) 30 oz. bag you bring with our thanks.

Zoo Boo volunteer sign-ups are now online!