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Favorite Fun Zoos To See Animals

Posted by: NJ Kids Staff - April 10, 2018

Bring the kids and visit some fantastic NJ area Zoos

Anytime is a great time to take the whole family to the zoo. Check out these zoos in the New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia area. Go and learn all about animals and their habitats. So much to see - tigers, lions, bison, polar bears, monkeys, reptiles, birds and more!

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ. 973-731-5800
Great mid size Essex County zoo. Walkable pathways for mommies and strollers. The Turtle Back Zoo is perfect for kids of all ages. So many animals to see. There is a Reptile House, Touch Tank, Essex Farm, small Aquarium and a petting area. For a small fee, ride their Special Endangered Species Carousel or saddle up for a Pony Ride. Great playground within the zoo with climbing areas and replica dinosaurs.

Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY. 718-220-5100
The Bronx Zoo is the one of the best zoos in the New York and New Jersey area. Many areas of animals to explore - Congo Gorilla Forest, Jungleworld, African Plains, Mouse House, World of Birds and much more. Children’s Zoo - come and greet farm animals like donkeys, goats and sheep. Great fun and something to see for everyone!

Bergen County Zoological Park

216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ. 201-262-3771
The Bergen County Zoo offers seasonal train rides, carousel rides and Pony rides. Showcase animals include mammals such as sloths, monkeys, elks and bobcats. Birds - eagles, ducks and condors. Reptiles - alligators, turtles, lizards and frogs. Suitable for young children.

Cape May Zoo

707 Route 9 North - Cape May Court House, NJ. 609-465-5271
Down by the Jersey Shore? Take some time out to check out the Cape May Zoo. With over 550 inhabitants and 250 species, there are lots of animals to see. Get educated - learn about lions, bisons, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, elks and zebras and much more. Great for groups, scouts, families and especially kids of all ages.

Central Park Zoo

64th Street & 5th Ave, New York, NY. 212-439-6500
The Central Park Zoo is an iconic zoo in the heart of New York City’s Central Park. Just the right amount of animals for young kids and toddlers to see. There are snow monkeys, grizzly bears, red pandas and snow leopards, sea lions and penguins. The Tisch Children’s Zoo has potbellied pigs, sheep and goats.

Cohanzick Zoo

45 Mayor Aitken Drive Bridgeto, NJ. 856-453-1658
Cohanzick Zoo is a small FREE zoo and home to over 100 animals. See tigers, black bears, owls, turtles, Macaw, hawks, foxes and more

Lakota Wolf Preserve

89 Mount Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ. 908-496-9244
One of a kind, the Lakota Wolf Preserve is a preserve for wolves, foxes and bobcats. Provides educational Wolf Tours, Wildlife and Wolf Photography.

Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA. 215-243-1100
42 acres, oh my! The Philadelphia Zoo is an awesome place to visit. Check out cute zoo babies. The Outback Outpost exhibit features Australian animals such as the red kangaroo and emu.  Explore mammals, reptiles, bears, big cats, monkeys, birds and more!

Popcorn Park

1 Humane Way, Forked Way, NJ. 609-693-1900
A special place, Popcorn park serves as a refuge for wildlife in the Pine Barrens section of Southern New Jersey. Each animal is a rescue animal and has a unique background story. See lions, tigers, camels, deer and bears. Farm animals include horse, sheep, pigs and goats.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Staff| April 10, 2018
Categories:  Fun Things To Do|Travel
Subcategories:  Spring Fun Things To Do | Day Trips
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