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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.


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Applegate Park Zoo is operated by the City of Merced. This website is maintained by the Merced Zoological Society.


Start off 2019 with a visit to Applegate Park Zoo. We are currently on winter schedule, open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine! The Merced Zoological Society is planning some great activities for the spring, starting with…

TEDDY BEAR DAY Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 1-3pm (Kids are invited to bring their “beary” best friends to the zoo!)


What would help the zookeepers begin the year well? Here is their current wish list. “***” indicate highly desired items. Many of these items, like the extracts and sand, are for animal enrichment activities.

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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.