APPLEGATE PARK ZOO
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.
MERCED ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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