About the Merced Zoo Society

The Merced Zoo Society

The Merced Zoological Society exists to support and advocate on behalf of the animals at Applegate Park Zoo. The society aims to educate and inspire the local community through outreach events, volunteer activities, and fundraising to make the zoo a more animal-centric space.

Quick Facts About the Society:

  • The Merced Zoological Society, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, supports the City of Merced in the continued growth and management of the zoo.
  • We were established in 1962
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help with zookeeping activities and volunteering for the Merced Zoological Society.
  • We have monthly meetings that are open to the public
  • 100% of the donations to the Merced Zoological Society goes back to the zoo, nowhere else!
  • All Zoological board members are volunteers.

Zoological Society Board

As Secretary Carlos Cabrales has always enjoyed traveling to a zoo by bringing his family to witness the animals. Carlos believes that this one of the highlights as…

Sofia Prado
Vice President

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