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Address: 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
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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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Very enjoyable small zoo

Recently visited on a lovely September day and thought for a small reasonably priced zoo it was excellent, unlike some zoos we were able to see all of the lovely animals, a really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kieran S
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do for our family as we love zoos. Not a huge zoo but we enjoyed wandering around in the sunshine for about 2 hours. Exhibits were pleasant and clean, the animals were very healthy looking and certainly seemed happy to us. We had heard negative stories about a small run down old zoo but I'm so glad we... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here one afternoon in September and it was a lovely couple of hours spent here. Is very reasonably priced, think it was $12 for an adult admission. The zoo is small but the place is lovely, very easy to walk around. We were lucky and the weather was beautiful. Managed to catch the sea-lion feeding show which was fantastic.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited on a lovely September day and thought for a small reasonably priced zoo it was excellent, unlike some zoos we were able to see all of the lovely animals, a really good place to pass an hour or two and very easy to get to.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Central Park and of course I had to check out the zoo. Apparently I had the wrong expectations in my mind before coming here. I come from a city smaller than NYC with a much larger zoo so I must've assumed that this zoo would be larger but I was wrong. Aside from the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice and small Zoo, you can take a quick tour on 1hr or 1.5 hrs if you go slower, it doesn't have a lot of Animals but it has enough to make it a fun and entertain visit, it looks like they take good care of the animals, we also loved the elderly women that worked there,... More 

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Thank Allan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third visit to the zoo. We were impressed with the amount activity that there was. The exhibits containing the harbor seals, grizzly bears, snow leopards and the area devoted to the rain forest are very impressive. Couldn't help but visit the petting zoo. The zoo itself, not surprisingly, is not gargantuan, but what it does have is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It not big in size but well put together. I really enjoyed the seal feeding and show. The Zoo is very nicely put together. Easy to see the animals and the exhibits.

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Thank Chaim1959
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think it's pretty cool to find a zoo in the middle of a big city! Especially NY! So obviously it isn't going to be massive! But I thought it was a decent size zoo with plenty of cool animals for the kids and myself. Wasn't that impressed with the "kids zoo" though!

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Thank Sally C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a charming zoo! The sea lion shows are hilarious! Great exhibits, I miss the polar bears! :-( But fun zoo, not too exhausting and for young children (and older young children) there's a petting zoo just a very short walk from the main zoo. So worth a look!!

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Thank Margaret M
Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday in the central park zoo is great for the whole family. Great exhibits, lots of exotic birds, and other fun animals.

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