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Create connections that inspire an appreciation for the natural world.
The Peoria Zoo will be recognized as a leader in raising public awareness and commitment to conservation.
OUR INSTITUTIONAL CORE VALUES
Outstanding Human Relations: Our visitors, staff and volunteers are vital to achieving our mission. They will be treated with the utmost respect and we will strive to make their connection with the zoo as enriching as possible.
EXCELLENT IN ANIMAL CARE: Our animals are ambassadors for wildlife conservation. We will promote innovations in husbandry and achieve the highest standards of animal care.
CONNECTIONS THROUGH EDUCATION: Only through caring, will people make the choices and changes needed to save our natural resources. Our education programs will promote the knowledge and connections that are the key to caring.
IMPACT ON CONSERVATION: Conservation is our cause. Our programs and practices will be based on achieving the maximum possible conservation potential.
Peoria Zoo Reviews
We took a last minute visit to the zoo with our grandchildren in early January before they went back to school from Christmas break. When we went to pay for the admittance to get it, they told us it w... more »
Having grown up in Peoria and knowing the "old" zoo I am so happy to visit this zoo again. They have gone above and beyond for a "small town" and it a great place to spend a few hours. Awesome Giraffes. And I think I remember that huge turtle from when I was little. Take the kids and enjoy yourself.
For as small of a city Peoria is, it is nice to still have a city zoo. While some people complain and try to compare it to city zoos like St. Louis and Chicago, I have an enjoyable time each time we go on nice weather days. There are a variety of animals too see, the park is kept clean, and the renovation to the Africa exhibit is a great way to see the Giraffes up close. It is a great place to take the family, the kids, or a date! Enjoy the Glen Oak Park by taking a picnic while you are there.
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