Thank you for visiting our website at and explore the wonders of wildlife and conservation with us. To ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for all our guests, we kindly ask that you take a moment to review the terms and conditions outlined on this page, as they govern your use of our website and services.

Terms & Conditions
Updated: April 2, 2023


Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using the John Ball Zoo (JBZ) website at, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing this website.

Intellectual Property Rights

All content on this website, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video, and software, is the property of JBZ or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from any content on this website without the express written consent of JBZ.

Limited License

JBZ grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the website for personal, non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms and Conditions. You may not use the website or its content for any commercial purpose without the prior written consent of JBZ.

User Conduct

You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others or restrict or inhibit their use of the website. You may not use the website to engage in any activity that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable. You are also prohibited from uploading or transmitting any material that contains viruses, malware, or any other harmful or malicious code.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by JBZ. We have no control over the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites and assume no responsibility for them. By using our website, you expressly release JBZ from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.


The website and its content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. JBZ does not warrant that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or completely secure. Your use of the website is at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall JBZ, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents be liable for any damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of or in connection with your use of the website or its content, even if JBZ has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless JBZ, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of the website, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your infringement of any intellectual property or other rights of JBZ or any third party.

Changes to These Terms and Conditions

JBZ reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the website. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the updated Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Michigan.

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