“where hogs and monkeys live together!”
The Peoria Zoo (formerly Glen Oak Zoo) is a zoo located in Peoria, Illinois, in the United States. The zoo is owned and operated by the Peoria Park District and is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Years Day. The Africa exhibit opened in 2009 after more than a decade of planning and two and a half years of construction. In this exhibit the visitors walk around the main area on a boardwalk, and can see across the entire expanse of the enclosure. The main area is divided into two sections, the northern section containing giraffes and gazelles, and the southern section being home to zebras and rhinos. Lions have their own enclosure, as do the mandrills. Red River hogs and colobus monkeys share a home, and the African crested porcupines and Aldabra giant tortoise also live together. The Peoria Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1976. Peoria Zoo's mission is to Create connections that inspire an appreciation for the natural world.
It was nice to see the animals up-close and in a great view. I had great pictures with the lion because there was only a glass between me and the lion. The Africa Exhibit is the best part of the zoo. It was also nice to see that the animals are well taken care of.
Great little zoo! African exhibit is the best! You can tell the animals are well cared for! Lots to see!!!
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