The Saginaw Children’s Zoo is a regional destination that envisions to inspire all ages to appreciate and respect animals and nature through engaging experiences, education, and conservation. They aim to be the BEST little zoo in Michigan! The Zoo is situated on 10 acres of landscaped paths featuring beautiful gardens, animal exhibits, and the region’s only hand-carved carousel. The Children's Zoo also features the “Iberschoff Special” miniature train. The Children’s Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participates in three Species Survival Plans (SSP): the North American River Otter, the African Black-footed penguins, and the Cotton-top tamarins. Only 10% of all facilities are accredited by the AZA, and the Children’s Zoo is one of six in the state of Michigan! Together, with help from their community, they are hoping to Save Animals From Extinction (SAFE).