The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of species.
Friend an Animal
Choose your friend from the list of Charles Paddock Zoo animals. Fill out the application and level of Friendship you desire. Your donation is good for one year. See our current list of animals that need a good friend!
Please note: For Brew at the Zoo on April 30, we will be closing at 4pm that day. Have you ever dreamed of working at the zoo? Have you ever heard of an Ice Cream Zoofari? Surely you’ve heard about the Animal Olympics? No? Well, these are just some of the current and past events hosted at the Charles Paddock Zoo. Check out our Events Calendar for information on upcoming events held throughout the year. Then come out and get involved! There is something fun waiting for everyone, of every age, at the Charles Paddock Zoo.
The Zoo is Home
The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of animal species from around the world. Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The Charles Paddock Zoo is truly dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species. If you want to engage with some of the rarest animals in the world in a safe and respectful environment then you will surely want to visit our Zoo. We have so much to offer, including: camps, classes, birthday parties and more!
There are many ways to get involved, including Volunteering and Friend an Animal. You can also help support the Charles Paddock Zoo by fulfilling any one or more of our much needed items on our Zoo Wishlist.
The Charles Paddock Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Atascadero. View their website here.