Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion

1426 W. 300 N. Albion, IN 46701
Tel: (260) 636-7383

Home to nearly 100 big cats, bears, primates, reptiles, and more. Open generally May through October. See website for details.

Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette

2404 Wallace Avenue Lafayette, IN
Tel: (765) 807-1540

Open from mid-April to mid-October each year, the Zoo houses more than 190 animals from 90 different species, including lions, alligators, bears, zebras, and elk.


Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Center Point

2221 E. Ashboro Road Center Point, IN 47840
Tel: (812) 835-1130

One of the largest rescue centers for abused and unwanted exotic felines, it is home to 200+ animals. The Center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 5pm.


Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

3411 Sherman Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Tel: (260) 427-6800

Explore the jungle or trek the African savannah as you come face to face with more than 1,500 animals on 38 beautifully-landscaped acres. You'll discover why Parents magazine named the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo one of the nation's "Top Ten Zoos for Kids!" Go on safari in search of tigers, orangutans, kangaroos, lions, and sharks. Kids will love feeding giraffes, petting goats, riding the miniature train, or taking a spin on the world's first Endangered Species Carousel. It's an adventure for the whole family!


Indianapolis Zoological Society

1200 W Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46222
Tel: (317) 630-2001


Maple Lane Wildlife Farm, Topeka

1843 West Lake Street Topeka, Indiana 46571
Tel: (260) 593-2248 Ext 1

Open generally from the end of May through the end of September, the Amish farm is home to about 250 animals representing over 50 species, including camels, alligators, leopards, lions, tigers, and bears.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden, Evansville

1545 Mesker Park Drive Evansville, IN 47720
Tel: (812) 435-6143 (401)

This 50-acre zoo and botanic garden delights visitors with over 500 animals and hundreds of botanical species. Stroll the grounds and visit the Amazonia; Forest of Riches, African Panorama, Asian Valley,Children's Enchanted Forest, and Discovery Center. During your stay at the zoo, take a paddle boat ride on Lake Victoria, tour the zoo by tram. Kids may get an up close view of a giant boat by riding bumper boats. The Zoo and Botanical Garden is open 365 days a year from 9am-4pm.


Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend

500 S Greenlawn Avenue South Bend, IN 46615
Tel: (574) 235-9800


Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City

115 Lakeshore Drive Michigan City, IN 46360
Tel: (219) 873-1510

Open from April 1st through October 31st, the Zoo began in 1925 with a brown bear named "Jake". Today the Zoo is home to about 250 animals, representing 85 or more species.

Wolf Park, Battle Ground

4004 E 800 N Battle Ground, IN 47920
Tel: (765) 567-2265

With a season of May through November, the Park holds wolves, foxes, bison, and coyotes. Check website for detailed open season schedule.