The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides a thrilling and educational experience while saving the lives of many exotic and domestic animals a like. They have over 150 rescued animals from every continent except Antarctica. These animals include the clouded leopard, canadian lynx, javelinas, llamas, mule deer, pronghorn, miniature horse, and many more. Though all very different, the stories behind these animals are nothing short of heart felt. This wonderful Zoo has rescued a baby black bear when its mother was shot by hunters, saved a gray fox from drowning, and even took in a Mountain Lion illegally being held as pet. They don’t just stop the rescuing when it comes to the animals on their property, but this Prescott Zoo Sanctuary is an active participant in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan that has worked very hard to reintroduce the Mexican Gray Wolf back into its original territory.
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Activities range from interactive animal experiences, to relaxing under the covered picnic pavilion. There is a playground and the Rattlesnake Jake’s Jungle Splash Pad for children to play at. The Splash Pad is full of water fun and for this reason is only open during the Summer between 10am-4pm. Don’t for get your bathing suits! Check out our Prescott Calendar for fun Zoo events including painting with the animals and the zoo by midnight to view the nocturnal animals.
This Prescott zoo is 10 acres and houses many amazing exhibits including one of the largest public displays of spiders in the country. There is also a 2,600 square ft. reptile house that contains everything from a Burmese Python to a Gila Monster. There is even a Wallaby Walk-About were you and the animals are only separated by a rope. This type of educational experience is first hand and gets you into the action!
There are many ways to get involved and help this wonderful organization. You can adopt an animal by donating your money and in response you will receive a framed photo of the animal of your choice, a personalized certificate of adoption, a fact sheet about your animal, your name on a plaque in front of the animal’s enclosure and an exclusive invitation to this year's Adoptive Parents' Picnic. Check out the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary website for more details on how to adopt an animal.
Prescott Zoo Visitor Information
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