Located on 80 acres of land in Alto, MI, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is a unique, hands-on experience for the entire family. The park boasts a distinct collection of exotic animals and reptiles, and the variety and dynamic atmosphere make Boulder Ridge anything but your average zoo.
Boulder Ridge takes pride in the many rare and endangered animals that can be found in our park. In fact, some of our animals are difficult to find anywhere else in the United States.
The word “invertebrate” means “without a backbone.” In fact, the only thing that all invertebrates have in common is their lack of a backbone. Some have a hard exoskeleton that protects them, others are very soft and bendable; some float,...Read More
Reptiles are lung-breathing, scale-covered animals that are ectothermic, or “cold-blooded“. Being “cold-blooded” means that reptiles cannot regulate their own body heat so their warmth has to come from the environment around them. All reptiles are vertebrates, which means they have...Read More
Birds are members of the class Aves, which boasts over 10,000 species. Most birds are able to fly, but some, like ostriches, kiwis, penguins, and emus, have wings but cannot fly, and other birds are far better at swimming than...Read More
There are over 5,500 different species of mammals, ranging in size from the 0.05 ounce hog-nosed bat to the 150 ton blue whale. Mammals live on land, underground, in the air, or in fresh or salt water, but despite their...Read More
We will definitely visit again. Great facility and we loved all the animals. We enjoyed being able to interact with the animals most.
This is seriously my family's new favourite spot! We couldn't believe how up close and personal you can get with the animals! The kids also loved panning for treasure!
I have been here many times! It is just an amazing Zoo. I highly recommend the zoo enthusiasts would have a great time. It is why I recommend & give it 5 stars!
I would recommend this to anyone who has children! A wide variety of animals that are actually up close and you even get to go on a 'safari' ride that is included in the price. We are planning to go back.
We love to take the kids here. They allow you to be very close to the animals and have a petting zoo portion. Always clean and well kept. Staff are always courteous.
Fun place for a short afternoon visit. Its a smaller place and that makes it great for younger children. Not cheap but a nice selection of animals. Hand feeding the giraffes!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!
Great little zoo! My first time there and it wasn't crowded. Can get nice and close to some of the animals. Feeding the animals was cool.
My little one loves the rides on the bus around the park! Loves feeding the giraffes lol. I would recommend these guys for sure!
This is my favorite place to go see animals. Our toddler got to Pet and Feed so many. Even a giraffe. No Hills so it's easy for a stroller as well.
Employees were so kind. Animals were all beautiful and seemed active. The only downside was the place seemed dirty. Dirty glass and enclosures made it hard to truly enjoy some of the animals.
Awesome little zoo! They are continually expanding and have more to see every time we visit! We go at least once every summer.
This place was so much fun! A nice change of experience from your traditional zoo. Our family had an amazing time and can't wait to return. The giraffe experience was worth every penny!