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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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Join us for our annual Friends of the Baraboo Zoo Golf Outing benefiting the animals at the Oschner Park Zoo! ... See MoreSee Less

Oschner Open-Golf For The Animals

May 15, 2018, 12:00pm - May 15, 2018, 7:00pm

Join us for our annual Friends of the Baraboo Zoo Golf Outing benefiting the animals at the Oschner Park Zoo!

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Thank you Dental Associates of Baraboo! ... See MoreSee Less

A huge THANK YOU to Dental Associates of Baraboo for your generous donation! Your $1000 contribution will allow us to purchase a large animal scale to weigh the bears, wolves, and llamas. We will also be able to buy a fire hose cutter, which will help us make all kinds of enrichment for the animals out of donated fire hose. Thank you all so much for thinking of the Zoo!

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Monday by Edmond 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Edmond is less than impressed with Mondays... #ochsnerparkzoo #canadianlynx #caseofthemondays

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Hello Friends!

I think 2018 is going to be the year of the Otter!

Let's get started on the fundraising for 2018!

Watch this page this week as a variety of fundraisers get announced!
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We have the BEST animals 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

A swinging feast! Nuts and wax worms hidden in straw for foraging! #capuchinmonkey #ochsnerparkzoo #zooenrichment

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