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“Poor Animals” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo
Ranked #15 of 70 things to do in Wilmington
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Owner description: Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. This small zoo packs a lot of punch into only 11 acres. Featuring endangered species such as an Amur tiger, Andean condors, red pandas and more, and accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Brandywine Zoo works to educate the public, connect people with animals, and strengthening global conservation.
Newark, Delaware
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Poor Animals”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Animals are kept in inhumane environments. I don't ever go to zoos but stumbled across it walking through the park and was horrified. I would write more but it makes me too sad to even think about this place.

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West Chester, PA
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very small zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Go to support the animals and the community or if you have toddlers where the size is enough.

Thank wsjgr
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Wilmington, Delaware
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A Good- But Small- Local Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I've been to the Brandywine Zoo several times and have always enjoyed it. However, the zoo is very small. If I go and I have the time, I usually walk around twice. The price for entrance is very reasonable.

The zoo can be a little difficult to find and getting lost is very intimidating. If you go the wrong way, you can end up on the wrong side of Wilmington near Gander Hill Prison. Make sure you print out good directions.

The animals at the zoo seem to be well cared for. My favorite animals were the new tiger and the serval. They were pacing back and forth across the front of their cages as if to make sure the other wouldn't invade their territory. The list of their animals can be found at the zoo's website: http://www.brandywinezoo.org/animals.html .

The zoo would be a good place to bring a child. There is a small petting zoo where you may pet goats. There are several educational signs around every exhibit.

Overall, this zoo is a nice place to go for a quick weekend trip but it is not comparable to a big city zoo.

Visited August 2011
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Love this zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This is a great little zoo to explore with young children. It's the perfect size! The zoo is very in touch with educating children about animals. There are usually employees with stands which have have examples the children can touch and a craft to make as well. There is also a petting zoo with adorable goats for the children to pet. On the outside of the zoo is the monkey house. The monkey house can be easily missed . It's not easily marked, but it is on the zoo's map. Outside the zoo, next to the parking lot, is the Brandywine River. This is a great place to have a picnic! You can bring a blanket or use a picnic table. On a hot day, kids can splash in the water fountain. If you drive up the N. Van Buren Blvd. past the monkey house, there is a cute park for the kids to play. In all, there is plenty to do at this zoo to keep the kids entertained.

Visited September 2011
Thank DogRiley
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
1 review
“what a waste”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

went to this zoo about 9 year"s ago and it was very nice went back a few week"s ago
it was a waste of time they didnt have half the animals they said to have it was dirty
weeds all around the zoo animals were not there to see june 2011

Visited June 2011
Thank pudgie1961
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