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Scovill Zoo, Decatur

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Scovill Zoo in Decatur, Illinois, is one of 210 zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with 96 species spanning six continents and around 500 animals in residence. The zoo originally started out as a farm in 1967 when the Kiwanis Club donated money for its construction. Scovill Zoo has its own chapter of the AAZK or American Association of Zoo Keepers. The zoo participates in a large number of conservation projects and education.
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  • We love this zoo. Small enough to see everything workout being overwhelmed but diverse enough to still be interesting and entertaining. Staff is fantastic and they have so many educational...  more »
  • It was a little on the cold side, but there was good hot chocolate for only fifty cents, and every station had good treats/candy/trinkets to collect. We especially enjoyed the "Haunted Train Ride...  more »
  • Was not a large zoo, pretty easy to maneuver around. The train was great, and the carousel was the kids' favorite. The penguin exhibit was a hit as well, it has a neat tunnel into the area with them! Lunch was good and cheap for zoo food!
  • Scovill Zoo is a wonderful zoo and park! It has a nice gift shop. The people are the most kind and helpful! The zoo director, his name was Ken, is extremely helpful. We will be back. Love from, Nashville, TN

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