|No. of animals||300|
|No. of species||90|
The Henson Robinson Zoo is a private nonprofit zoo owned and operated by the Springfield Park District. The zoo was built in 1968-1970 on the eastern shore of Lake Springfield to serve the population of Central Illinois, and opened in 1970. As of 2009, the zoo housed more than 300 animal specimens representing more than 90 species. The zoo charges an admission fee. Among the zoo's annual events is an annual Fur, Feather, Fin Fall Fling that observes the shortened days and truncated visiting hours of winter. As of 2016, the zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.