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Explore an area zoo with your set of multiples.

Twins enjoying the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Twins enjoying the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
by Aundrea Royalty

Have a family fun day and visit a zoo this summer! There are several zoo's located in the lower half of Michigan for you and your set of twins, triplets, or higher order multiples to enjoy and explore. Discover the various types of animals, the habitats that they live in, the foods that they eat and a little bit of their history.

The John Ball Zoo, located at 1300 W Fulton St in Grand Rapids, has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the United States. Look for the chimpanzees, grizzly bears, mountain lions, komodo dragon, the Living Shores Aquarium, petting zoo and so much more!

The Binder Park Zoo, located at 7400 Division Drive in Battle Creek, Michigan, is on 433 acres of natural forests and wetlands. Approximately 600 specimens of over 140 species including one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. You and your set of twins, triplets, or higher order multiples can purchase feed and hand feed the giraffes in Wild Africa!

The Detroit Zoo, located at 8450 W 10 Mile Rd in Royal Oaks, Michigan, includes a special feature known as the Arctic Ring of Life, North America's largest polar bear exhibit, which also houses arctic foxes and seals. The most unique feature of the Arctic Ring of Life is the spectacular 70-foot-long Polar Passage! This clear 12-foot-side, 8-foot-tall tunnel takes visitors underneath diving and swimming polar bears and seals!

Not only is the Toledo Zoo home to over 9,000 mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates, representing over 800 species, but the innovative exhibits also get you up close to many of your favorites! Visit the Arctic Encounter and get face to face with a polar bear, or stop by the Hippoquarium and watch as a massive hippo floats gracefully by!

Whether you visit a zoo close to home, or make it part of a day trip, explore and enjoy the vast variety of animals with your set of multiples today!

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