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“Great small zoo... missed lions!”
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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$75.00*
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
Ranked #218 of 1,175 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I loved this Zoo. My favourite bits were the penguins (there is a great selection and the display was cool), the seals (Great display) and ultimately the Polar Bear (massive!)

This zoo is small, but it's in the centre of a city and seeing the buildings encasing around you was quite cool. I had a lovely morning visiting the zoo, and you don't want big places in a city like New York as you want to make sure you get around everything. A must see visit.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Perfect for the whole family; plenty for the kids to enjoy. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. On warmer days the area is full of artists, balloon sculptors and free entertainers. Watch them feed the seals!

Thank Andy11375
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We loved our pass through the Central Park Zoo. It is a lovely park that has a lot of aniaml exhibits for such a small and unique area. There is a large bird house where you can walk through a tropical environment, with birds practically landing right on top of you. Different ponds, pools and enclosures hold snow leopards, lemurs, apes, and sea lions. The penguin house has a walled pool where you can watch these polar birds swim under water. A polar bear has its own huge enclosure where he is always in sight, an amazing animal!

One word of caution before you pay for your tickets: unless you ask for the regular ticket, they will sell you the "Total Zoo Experience" ticket, which is about $6.00/person more than the regular admission ticket. Unless you want to do all the extra behind-the-scenes stuff, bypass this option for the regular-priced ticket.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The animals here look very unhappy and unhealthy. I really pity the animals and wished they would just be sent to a shelter.

Thankfully, the sculpture are in far better shape.

Thank twolawyers
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Actually 2 Zoo's best for families and children. You can usually see the sea lions without paying the price of admission.

Thank Kevin F
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