Visiting a zoo is the best way to see exotic species without flying to foreign lands or creating an intercontinental periscope. Easily span the world's expanse with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two tickets, two combo meal vouchers, and two tokens at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek (up to a $42.90 value).
Binder Park Zoo hosts an exotic coterie of more than 140 animal species, all administered to in accordance with the exacting standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Navigate the map of habitats, or hop on the free Wilderness Tram for rapid transit straight to the Wild Africa portion of the grounds to glimpse an impala's prancings, a mangabey's antics, or an ostrich's rude refusal to acknowledge visitors. Fans of gargantuan gullets can drop some food into the stretched esophagi of seven reticulated giraffes at the Twiga Overlook, and a red kangaroo displays its preternatural quad strength by jumping and deadlifting a tree trunk. Once casual backpackers work up an appetite on the 1.3-mile hiking trail, they can refuel with the two combo meals from either Beulah's Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen. Use the two tokens for rides on either the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel.
The Butterfly Conservation Initiative trains staff to help conserve the Mitchell's satyr butterfly population, and the Piping Plover Recovery Program tries to get the Great Lakes’ beautiful flyer back on its own two feet.
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014