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~Welcome to the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo! 

The Friends of the Baraboo Zoo, Inc. is a 501c3 Non-profit established in 1984.  Support this 5013c organization

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.

Support Baraboo ZooThe 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 River Otters Imagedispersed, 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

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Stories with Santa

December 9, 2017, 1:00pm - December 9, 2017, 3:00pm

Our annual Christmas event! Come down to the Main Shelter and warm up by the fire, drink cocoa, and decorate cookies. Make a "present" for the animals, and then SANTA will be there to read a few stories.

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Come to the zoo from now until January 2nd to say HI to all of the gang! We’ve made the zoo look a little festive for the holidays ⛄️ ❄️

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Come to the zoo from now until January 2nd to say HI to all of the gang! We’ve made the zoo look a little festive for the holidays ⛄️ ❄️

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Stop by the zoo this weekend to check on our Otter Exhibit progress. Today, crews are placing the roof on the building, and constructing the trellis over the pool viewing window. We still need donations to finish the pools. Consider donating to the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo this holiday season to help us bring the otters to Baraboo!

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