Endangered Species Day
Peoria Zoo joins many zoos around the world in celebrating ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY.
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY commemorates the 41st anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Established in 1973, the Endangered Species Act serves the purpose of studying, listing, and protecting endangered species. According to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service there are 1,160 ENDANGERED animal and plant species and there are 327 animal and plant species listed as THREATENED.
On May 15th the endangered species housed at Peoria Zoo will not be viewable and for the many species that are listed as vulnerable will be designated with caution tape. We hope this symbolic loss of these species will have a profound impact on our visitors and inspire every day actions we can all take to help protect endangered species.
- Adult (13 and over)$10.50
- Child (2 - 12)$7.50
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$9.50
- Active Military$9.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30