Over 8,000,000 people have visited Binder Park Zoo and an additional 500,000 have been served through outreach programs since the Zoo was established in 1975. It is located outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, on 433 acres of natural forests and wetlands. In the past 45 years, the Zoo has grown to be one of the leading cultural attractions in the region. Binder Park Zoo is heavily involved in conservation of wildlife and natural habitats on five continents. In cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and others, Binder Park Zoo is actively working to conserve a wide array of endangered species both at the Zoo and worldwide.