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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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Small but well formed

Zoo is only small but they use the space well. Zoo was well laid out. Highlights were the grizzly bears who were quite active especially bearing in mind the heat and the sea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ruftytuftyrider1966
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Colchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a bit disappointed by the zoo. I appreciate that space is at a premium in New York, but I felt the enclosures for the animals were much too small. They obviously know more about animal husbandry than I do, but it is quite sad to see them in such small spaces. However, the aviary was quite stunning. Lots... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After the hustle and bustle of Manhatten, Central Park is a welcome and refreshing breather. Visiting the zoo did not take long. A few well chosen animals, which look cared for, but it did not take long to walk around!

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Thank Imsojudgingyou
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well i had a few people say to me oh its not very good well i would have to say so so glad i decided to go. For its size (not a big zoo) it should take you an 1.1/2 to get around and i loved the place all the animals look well looked after the husbandry is one of... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for decades, and this trip was very different. One major drawback for nature photography was that there were NO birds, ducks in the large ponds. Those in tiny ponds were behind wire, so not condusive to practicing your photog skills. Beyond that, I was stopped (with a 300mm lens on a monopod!) I protested, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see a zoo quickly and not spend 3-5 hours of your day at the zoo then this zoo is perfect. It took us about an hour maybe to see the entire thing. It's very small with not many exhibits but again if you wanna see a zoo in New York and not go all the way... More 

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Thank Kitty M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was $18 per adult which is very reasonable compared to other attractions in New York... But we were done in less than an hour. There aren't that many animals there and some did seem to be in small areas (I know it's a city zoo - but I personally feel the animals needs come first...) the Penguins in particular... More 

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Thank R S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the zoo as part of our NYC trip! A lovely zoo to visit with some excellent animals to see! Would recommend this to everyone definitely a worthwhile visit during a stay in New York.

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Thank Donna J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very nice place specially for kids and families. You can take a very nice photos in this place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My cousin, her two kids (7 and 10) and I loved visiting the Central Park Zoo. We knew it wasn't going to be a full size zoo given that it is in the middle of NYC, but we were impressed with each exhibit, the attentive staff, and the cleanliness of the place. The kids played this little game where they... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo is only small but they use the space well. Zoo was well laid out. Highlights were the grizzly bears who were quite active especially bearing in mind the heat and the sea lions who were performing for the crowds despite it not being showtime. We just paid for general admission as we weren't intetested in the children's zoo as... More 

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