Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Non-profit organisation in the USA

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Entrance Plaza.JPG
Sign at the main entrance
Date openedJuly 3, 1965
LocationFort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Coordinates41°6′23″N 85°9′16.25″W / 41.10639°N 85.1545139°W / 41.10639; -85.1545139Coordinates: 41°6′23″N 85°9′16.25″W / 41.10639°N 85.1545139°W / 41.10639; -85.1545139
Land area40 acres (16 ha)
No. of animals1,000[1]
No. of species200[2]
Major exhibitsAfrican Lion, Dr. Diversity's Research Station, Giraffe Feeding Station, Indiana Family Farm, Orangutan Valley, Sea Lion Beach, Stingray Bay, The Reef, Tiger Forest
DirectorRick Schuiteman

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Since opening in 1965, the 1,000-animal zoo has been located on 40 acres (16 ha) in Fort Wayne's Franke Park. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations

The zoo continuously ranks among the top zoos in the U.S.[4][5] In 2015, TripAdvisor named it the seventh best zoo in the nation.[6]

  1. ^ Learn About Some of Our Animals. Retrieved on 2008-04-24.
  2. ^ Animal Index. Retrieved on 2013-05-29.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference aza_list was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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  5. ^ Cicero, Karen, (2009-04-04). 10 Best Zoos for Kids: 5. Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Parents magazine. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  6. ^ (2015-07-15). Zoo named one of country’s best. WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Retrieved on 2015-07-20.

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