Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota

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Lake Superior Zoo Chapter of the AAZK

The mission of The American Association of Zoo Keepers is to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.

The Lake Superior Zoo Chapter of AAZK (The American Association of Zoo Keepers) is a group of dedicated zookeepers and animal lovers devoted to bringing awareness about the natural world and its inhabitants.

Our past projects revolve around educating the public about wolves, bats, frogs, and rhinos. Since 2010, we have raised $3,634 for Bat Conservation International, The Mexican Grey Wolf Recovery program, Amphibian Ark, and Bowling for Rhinos. 

If you want to help us with our conservation mission, you can participate in a Closing Tour or Animal Feeding. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to our conservation projects. To schedule, please contact Maicie Sykes at 218-730-4500 ext. 103.

Closing Tour - $50/person
Join our carnivore keepers behind-the-scenes as they give large carnivores access to their holding. Get up close to all of our large carnivores - lions, tiger, snow leopard, lynx, puma and brown bears - and learn about their stories and personalities. Tours run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and accomodate a maximum of five people. For their safety, babies and toddlers must be held during the tour.

Animal Feeding - $25/person
Come behind-the-scenes with zookeepers to watch them feed the animals! Animals are fed at specific times. Choose from lions (9:00 a.m.), tiger (3:30 p.m.) or red kangaroos (4:00 p.m.). Feeding tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

To stay updated on our projects and find out what we're doing next, check out the AAZK Facebook page!