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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.



Since 1962, Applegate Park Zoo has been home to many wild animals in need of a safe place to live. 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.


The Merced Zoological Society (MZS) operates the gift shop and hosts special events and fundraisers in support of Applegate Park Zoo. Meetings are held at the the Civic Center downtown merced every 3rd thursday of the month. open to the public

Contact US

Gift Shop: (209) 725-3337
Zookeeper Office: (209) 385-6840


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