~Welcome to the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo!
The Friends of the Baraboo Zoo, Inc. is a 501c3 Non-profit established in 1984.
Our purpose is to raise funds to support the betterment of Baraboo’s Zoo, Ochsner’s Park Zoo. All monies acquired will be used towards projects and/or improvements for the enhancement of Ochsner’s Park Zoo. These projects shall be determined by the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo following presentation and recommendations by the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Board.
The Friends of the Baraboo Zoo (FOBZ) has raised over $526,000.00 that has been contributed to improvements and new exhibits at Ochsner Park Zoo. In addition to the funds that have been dispersed, just over $320,000.00 has been raised towards the installation of a Brand New River Otter Exhibit. The FOBZ has been working diligently for several years raising funds for this exhibit; fundraising efforts will continue into 2017 to acquire the remainder of funds needed.
Ochsner Zoo is ONE of just FIVE small municipal FREE zoos in the state of Wisconsin!
2017 Friends of the Baraboo Zoo Board of Directors:
Amber Giddings, President
Sandy Gavin, Vice President
Tim Lowe, Secretary
Peggy Goodenow, Treasurer
Bill Hays, Director
Lori Burdick, Director
Shannon Johnson, Director
Becky Hovde, Director
Christy Badgero, Director
Joe Colossa, Director
Brian Scarborough, Director