April 2012: HEMKER ZOO featured on 5 Eyewitness News.

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1977 - Joan and Mark Hemker started Hemker Game Farm with their first collection of Waterfowl.
1980 - Hemker Game Farm acquired their first pair of Whitetail deer and Black Bear
1985 - Hemker Game Farm added Pronghorn Antelope and their first pair of Reindeer
1992 - Hemker Game Farm became Hemker Wildlife Park later that year they added their first six Black-footed Penguins.
1994 - Hemker Wildlife Park opened to the public for the first time.
2000 - Hemker Wildlife Park added new exhibits such as their African Safari land
2006 - Mark Hemker passed away. His family made a unanimous decision to continue on with the park being opened to the public.
2008 - Hemker Wildlife Park  became Hemker Park & Zoo. The zoo adds a new picnic area. They also added a farm petting area.
2010 -
The penguins return
2012 -
Our New Guinea Singing Dogs - Gus and Lucy - arrive.