Rules Of The Zoo

For the safety of our visitors, as well as our beloved animals, please familiarize yourself with our facility rules.

Please be respectful of all zoo property, staff, visitors, and most importantly, our animals. Our animals are present for your appreciation, NOT your harassment. (NO teasing, yelling, taunting, growling, or roaring)

NO chasing any animal(s) that may be free ranging the zoo.

NO climbing on or shaking of any fencing and/or gates.

ALL children (0-16 years) must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

NO rough play, wrestling, running, etc. while on the zoo property.

For the well-being of our animals, absolutely NO OUTSIDE ANIMAL FEEDS OR GRASS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Violators will be asked to leave with NO REFUND.

Always use approved feeding method only while hand feeding the animals. No feeding with your mouth or any other stupid method.

NO alcohol and NO smoking. (Roscommon Zoo reserves the right to deny entry to any person(s) who appear(s) to be intoxicated.)

Sanitize your hands upon completion of feeding and petting the animals.

NO pets or emotional support animals (we have no way of knowing how our animals will react to your pet nor how your pet will react to our animals. For this reason, please make other arrangements for your pet while visiting. "Service animals" are permitted as long as they qualify under the current American Disability Act (ADA) guidelines.Applicable service animals are limited to dogs and in some cases, miniature horses. Bona fide service animals are allowed to enter Roscommon Zoo to provide assistance to guests in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. Service animals must meet the following conditions:

Service animals must be at least 12 months of age as specified by Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 750.502c. Animals under 12 months of age are more likely to carry parasites or other pathogens that pose a direct threat to our patrons and animal residents.
Service animals must be under the “effective control” of the individual with the disability, in accordance with ADA. “Effective control” means “service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls”.
Service animals must be “on duty” and accompany a person who is in need of the animal’s assistance.
Service animals must not threaten the health or safety of guests or animals, or disrupt the operation of Roscommon Zoo. Some areas may be restricted for the health and well-being of the animal inhabitants. These areas may include any cervidae (deer) exhibits, and large and small carnivore exhibits. 

Please return all feed buckets to the gift shop prior to leaving and discard any trash.

The Roscommon Zoo appreciates your cooperation in an effort to make for enjoyable experiences by all, including our animal family.