DeYoung's Family Zoo

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The DeYoung Family Zoo is currently working to raise the funds to bring home a baby hippo. With winter in the Upper Penisula being very harsh, we need to build our baby hippo the best hippo house around. The hippo with be spoiled with an indoor and outdoor habitat, with inground pools in both. The inside portion of the Hippo Habitat is being made with large cement blocks. Therefore, we wanted to get our visitors involved and allow them to purchase a large cement block to help us build the hippo house. Each block will have a plaque with their name on it showing all that you were apart of building this phenominal habitat.

In captivity hippos can live to be over 50 years old! Therefore, for many generations to come all will be able to see who helped and was a part of building the amazing hippo house.

Not only will the Hippo House hold our Hippo's, But also other african animals as well. Here at The DeYoung Zoo we are very excited to bring home this new adition to add to our zoo family!

If you are interested in purchasing a Hippo Block, the cost is $100.00. You can purchase one in many different ways.

  • Stop in at the zoo and pay either via cash or check.
  • Call us at 906-788-4093 and arrange mailing your check for the hippo house via mail.
  • Pay with paypal. DeYoung Zoo is now using PayPal as a way to receive donations. Click the button below to pay via paypal.

When paying via PayPal, make sure you include your name, phone number, address, and what names you want displayed on the plaque. Include that information in either the notes section of your paypal donation, or email us at with the info. Note: When paying with paypal there is a fee of $3.20



N5406 County Road 577 Wallace, MI 49893 - Phone: 906-788-4093
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