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The Dakota Zoo, Bismarck

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The Dakota Zoo was founded in 1961 by Marc & Betty Christianson with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers. The Dakota Zoo opened its gates on June 3, 1961 on 15 acres of developed land, with 75 mammals and 23 birds, and 40,000 visitors passed through the gates that first year. Today, thanks to the continued support of members, visitors, donors and volunteers, the Dakota Zoo has grown to a 90 acre facility housing 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish representing 125 species and visited by more than 150,000 people each year.
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  • The zoo is nice for children. It is in a good location. It is a nice zoo but small. If you are looking for the typical "zoo" animals like large African animals or aquatic animals This isn't that type ...  more »
  • I love the local zoo here. So many different kinds of animals local type and exotic! I especially love the train rides!!  more »
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