Welcome to the Jackson Zoo’s web site! As you explore our site you will find there is a change under way at the Zoo – from the humble beginning in 1919 with a small menagerie of animals in a firehouse to a vast and multifaceted zoo collection providing direct care to approximately 338 animals representing 125 species from various continents. The Jackson Zoo is the city’s unsurpassed venue for enjoying safe, wholesome, family entertainment, and making the memories of a lifetime. Our web site, like our zoo, is a work in progress so let us know what YOU want to see here on the site – but most important of all COME TO THE ZOO!