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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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3 days ago

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Reminder as we start to get ready to Halloween Candy shop! We can make a difference for the animals we share this planet with!Looking for a way to provide tangible help to orangutans in the wild AND celebrate Halloween? You're in luck! Our palm oil team has created a list of orangutan-friendly candy products that you can feel good about buying for the neighborhood kids (and yourself). All products listed on this guide are made by members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Your best choices are those in the "Excellent" column, but even those that "Need Improvement" are good options over companies not listed in the app because they are not members of the RSPO. As always, if you're ever in doubt as to which sustainably-sourced foods to buy, download our free palm oil app.

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3 days ago

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Close enough! 😍Close enough....Let’s go Badgers!

Although she looks similar, Bubbles is not related to weasels or badgers (mustelidae family). Her closest Old World relative is the Stink Badger (also not a badger but a genus of the skunk family).
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4 days ago

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Happy World Rhino Day!** Happy World Rhino Day **

5 Cultures in 1 Team
1 Message in 12 languages:

"There is Hope"

#thereisHope #rhinoOrphanage #rhinoheroes #rhinoOrphans #rescue #rehabilitate #release #rhinoconservation #together4rhino #worldrhinoday

Please feel free to show your support by commenting with your own World Rhino Day RED photo
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5 days ago

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Keeping the capuchins entertained is a tricky business sometimes. They are smart and strong with hands as dexterous as ours, so most enrichment doesn’t take them very long to figure out. Today keepers made gelatin with nuts and seeds inside. The monkeys have to pick through the gelatin to get to the good stuff! It took them about two hours to finish this small snack, which is exactly what keepers hoped would happen! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Ochsner Park Zoo
Some otter fun in their off-exhibit holding area!
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