Opening Soon For The 2024 Season.

Now Open For Spring Break Week & Weekends In April!

We are open April 1 – 7 for Spring Break week and then again Saturdays and Sundays in April before opening in full for the season on May 1!

During this time we are also excited to offer 10% off memberships! The best and cheapest way to experience the wild this Summer is with a membership! Come to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto, Michigan as much as you like for one low price! Members also get all sorts of other great perks! Find our more here & buy yours at the zoo this April! ***Memberships must be purchased at the zoo***

Our Animals

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.

Invertebrates & Fish

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,...

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Reptiles & Amphibians

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...

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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...

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There are over 5,500 different species of mammals. Mammals live on land, underground, in the air, or in fresh or salt water, but despite their diverse habitats, there are several things that mammals have in common: All mammals are vertebrates,...

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