The Racine Zoo with 32 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin is handled by the Racine Zoological Society.
Jacob Stoffel Jr. established the Zoo in March 1923, and he donated the first animals. Therefore, different organizations donated many others, like badgers, foxes, mountain goats, and monkeys.
There are more than 100 species of animals and the majority comes from Wisconsin. There is a special room for reptiles and amphibians indigenous to the State.
The communities are very active in Wisconsin and donations are very important to keep the Zoo and the animals in good condition. The interaction between animals and humans is very important, and children can get up close and personal with the most amazing species, like the Giraffes, the Tigers, and the Rhinoceros. There are glass and fences protecting the animals. But you and your family can connect with all of them.
There are different shows you can enjoy when visiting the Zoo. The Helen Ireland Wildfire Theater, where you can learn and ask questions about different animals. The Benstead Discovery Center where you can learn about the reptiles and the amphibians.
The Shore Bank Giraffe place, where you can touch and feed the tallest animal. You can visit the Aviary and have the birds come to you so you can enjoy them.
There is a Play Zoo Playground situated in the Charles and Jennifer Johnson Land of the Giants and, the most beautiful and colorful Zoo Choo Express miniature express train.