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Address: 901 Foster Thurston Dr, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 5H9, Canada
Phone Number: 506-634-1440
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Nice zoo where the animals are well cared for. A visit here would be a...

Nice zoo where the animals are well cared for. A visit here would be a fun-filled day for children of all ages.

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Cherry Brook Zoo - Great animals, location too small for a zoo :(

The zoo is great and it has a very small collection of animals. The zoo has always been known to struggle financially, and was recently discovered to have been defrauded by the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stephanie S
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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in at the cherry brook zoo this past summer. Great and friendly staff! I wish the zoo was bigger compared to Moncton's zoo. Overall its a clean place and have mini golf to play before you leave.

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Thank Brandon B
Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is great and it has a very small collection of animals. The zoo has always been known to struggle financially, and was recently discovered to have been defrauded by the 'volunteers' who are supposed to be taking care of these poor animals. I hope the investigation leads to these animals being sent to a better facility where their... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This course is very run down and poorly designed. My son was very upset after playing here and my husband commented that he couldn't imagine any child not being totally frustrated with the conditions.

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Thank Kim R
New Brunswick, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This zoo has certainly seen better days... but it is not expensive, and was still a good way to spend our afternoon. The lion is still shown on their map, but when we reached that area... we saw a sign telling us she passed away in 2014 and they were going to take this time to refurbish the lion enclosure... More 

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Thank MinniMom506
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A lot disappointed with the experience. Didn't receive the maritime hospitality that I have come to know and love. The zoo lacks variety in animals. There is an animal graveyard of extinct animals, but not even a picture to show people what the animals were. Wouldn't recommend to other travelers. Boo to Cherry Brook Zoo.

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Thank Marquita S
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111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Finding this place was a challenge, as it is not accessible in the park by car. I would have never found it without GPS. It is a really small zoo with a few random animals - there is no logic to the placement. The paths are not well marked and the enclosures do not look well kept. Animals look sad.... More 

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Thank Profmomwithgirls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't expensive, like that it's in the woods made it feel a little more natural. Spent a good 2 hours but really took our time. Good for young children.

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Thank Largan3
Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

You'll find a limited array of animals here, but from my point of view, a small zoo is better than none at all. Children can get very close to the animals, even the big cats. Bring your own snacks. Choices at the canteen are limited.

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Thank OldBlue64
Fredericton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I'm not a lover of caged animals on a good day, but my boyfriend and I took his daughter to visit the Cherry Brook Zoo. This place should be shut down and the animals given a decent life elsewhere. Tiny enclosures, run down grounds, and animals in distress. The poor solitary tiger paved back and forth, and whimpered the whole... More 

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3 Thank Dawn W
Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The staff member at the entrance was very excited and went over the entire map with the kids, telling them all the names of the animals and explaining the best route to take though the park. Watch the steps on the way out of the gift shop into the zoo they are very slippery. Lots of rough trails, and hills,... More 

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