Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo opens for season April 28-29

A cougar at Summerfield Zoo. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo will hold its opening weekend April 28-29. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29.

Admission is $5 per person, with all proceeds going to the care of all the animals, many of which are rescue animals.

Margaret Tyler, volunteer at Summerfield Zoo, said: “Mountain lions, monkeys, wolves, zebra and more! There is always something new going on at Summerfield Zoo, and with all the new babies at this time of year, now is a great time to come out and see them for yourself. It’s also a great chance to see what you have been missing if you haven’t been here.”

Enjoy animal presentations, pony rides, the petting zoo, and Prancer’s gift shop all while at the zoo.

Summerfield Zoo is a not-for-profit organization providing an up-close and personal animal experience for the whole family. As a small zoo, visitors can get up close and meet many of the animals.

For more about the zoo and the exotic animals, visit or call (815) 547-4852.

Summerfield Zoo is at 3088 Flora Road, Belvidere, Ill., and is open weekends and selected Wednesdays.

From the April 25-May 1, 2012, issue

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