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Address: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-439-6500
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Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more...

Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.

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Bears and snow leopards!

I've frequented many a zoo, but liked the idea of paying central park zoo a visit. I didn't expect much as I know it is small. It's super small- but i like that- it only took an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lita B
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How anyone can visit this zoo and enjoy it is beyond me. Myself and my partner couldn't believe grizzly bears were kept in such a small enclosure. I've never seen an animal so sad in all my life. Totally regretted paying the entrance fee because of this. If you are reading this I urge you not to go and fund... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All though it was snowing when we visited wow...some lovely animals to see from fish birds...bears monkeys seals to the amazing snow leopards deff worth a visit.

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Thank kiakia1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the zoo yesterday, enjoyed it thoroughly.loved watching the sea lions and snow leopards. It's not a big zoo but it's nicely laid out.

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Thank Helen9110
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a big variety of animals, but the animals are obviously well cared for. High light of the visit for us was a very photogenic sea lion.

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Thank Jeanine L
Langholm, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small zoo but enough to do and the Animals look happy.great price even the food is a good price and looks good

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've frequented many a zoo, but liked the idea of paying central park zoo a visit. I didn't expect much as I know it is small. It's super small- but i like that- it only took an hour or so, and at $12 general admittance, i thought it was well priced. They have a walk around tropical area, which i... More 

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Thank Lita B
Miami, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is nice. Not as big as I thought or as many exhibits. The Tropic Zone was very cool, with a lot of very interesting birds. Makes you feel as if you are in the Rainforest with them...(warning...it's hot in there). The zoo is definitely nice to walk around, kill some time and take pictures.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to the zoo, although visited New York several times. it is quite small but I enjoyed the exhibits and seeing the snow leopards and bears the most. There was a 4d exhibit show I the small theatre, which although not expensive, was a bit amateurish to what we have experienced at other places. It was a quaint zoo... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this small Zoo. I definitely would recommend this Zoo for a quick look at what Zoo's have to offer. It is easy to see all the animals and the keepers that love them. We did not have time to visit a large zoo (or want to) But to be able to see ALL these animals for a taste of... More 

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Devens, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Central Park Zoo on A Sunday afternoon in December with my 10 year old son and (2) twenty-something friends. The Zoo is smaller than we expected and was very busy. The staff was friendly and informative; one even remembered my son's name at our second encounter. My biggest complaint (aside from crowded attractions) is getting to the venue. You... More 

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