Palm Beach Zoo is located in Dreher Park (formerly Bacon Park). The zoo is credited to the foresight of Paul Albert Dreher (1957). In the 1970’s, the Dreher Park Zoo acquired many of its first big-ticket animals: Hammer the black bear; Princess the Bengal tiger; Toppie the elephant; Zelda and Henrietta the pygmy hippos. Over the years, the acquisitions have grown exponentially and the zoo today is an outstanding outing for the entire family. Today, the zoo houses over 500 animals on twenty-three acres and receives 300,000+ visitors annually. Palm Beach Zoo is open 363 days a year and is closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Visit: 1301 Summit Blvd., W. Palm Beach; 561-547-9453 www.palmbeachzoo.org