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    Great Plains Zoo Unveils Master Plan

    A transformative 15-year vision for the zoo campus unveiled at March 26 city council informational meeting.
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          10 am

          Zoo Opens

          4 pm

          Last Admission

          5 pm

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          Our Mission:

          Creating connection and inspiring conservation of wild species and spaces.

          Great Plains Zoo is a leader in conservation, education, and discovery in Sioux Falls! The Zoo’s collection includes tigers, giraffe, rhinos, zebras, and an award-winning snow monkey exhibit.

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          Upcoming Events

          April 20 – Party for the Planet (BHA & GPZ) 

          May 11 - Rhinopalooza (GPZ)

          May 25 - Leap Into Summer (GPZ)

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          – Robin A.
          "Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center."
          – Stephanie N.
          "Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff."
          – Taylor F.
          "The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Memberhip offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country."
          – Bill T.
            squirrel monkey