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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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6 days ago

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Need help Holiday shopping?Just in time for the holiday season. Here is a sneak peak at the new Ochsner Park Zoo 2019 calendar being sold soon by the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo! $20 for a large 11.5" x 14.5" Wall Calendar! Ordering information coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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At least someone is enjoying our first snow of the season!
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1 week ago

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Opossum are North America's only marsupial and they are great at getting rid of pesky ticks! Remember not to harm these beautiful creatures if you see them. They have such a great ecological role and are actually very intelligent animals! #OpossumAppreciation ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Zookeeper Katie is starting a new zoo adventure. She will be posting short video clips about once or twice a month from around the zoo discussing specific animals or topics which are related to our animals.

This first one is asking for your participation. Has there been a question you’ve wanted answered? Maybe there is an animal or topic you want to learn more about? Let Katie know by asking in the comments or messaging us directly.

Her next video will be posted soon and she has her January topic selected but she’s looking for suggestions for future videos.
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2 weeks ago

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Great oppurtunity for our guests!
Any questions out there?

Ochsner Park Zoo
Zookeeper Katie is starting a new zoo adventure. She will be posting short video clips about once or twice a month from around the zoo discussing specific animals or topics which are related to our animals.

This first one is asking for your participation. Has there been a question you’ve wanted answered? Maybe there is an animal or topic you want to learn more about? Let Katie know by asking in the comments or messaging us directly.

Her next video will be posted soon and she has her January topic selected but she’s looking for suggestions for future videos.
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