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“Poor polar bear”
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
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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.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Poor polar bear”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

He or she is clearly suffering as he is exercising repeated behaviors like pacing and patterns over and over again in his enclosure. It seems a nice enclosure until you learn that these animals cover miles and miles in one day. Very sad. Otherwise it is a nice family friendly place, but that is a biggie for me to overlook...

Visited September 2012
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NJ USA
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“Amazing little zoo”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I am not a zoo fan - would rather see the animal roam free - but I was meeting my niece from California, so I bit the bullet and went. Great outdoor exhibits. I did not visit the indoor exhibits (though my nieces did). I had a surprisingly wonderful time, and the kids and my nieces enjoyed it very much. Need to purchase the tickets in ONE area of central park.. Not at the Zoo itself.

Visited August 2012
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“For a quick thing to do”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

If you want a quick activity in Central Park the zoo is a great thing is small and it doesn't take to much time to see it it have a nice seals show and it have an aforteble price

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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“OK as a Zoo - great as a destination”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

It's the Central Park Zoo - you have to visit, right? I guess so... but you're much better off visiting the rest of the park then heading north a few minutes to the Bronx Zoo. Sorry, CPZ. It's not a bad zoo but there are better witing striking distance of here. Visit the boathouse then head to the Bronx.

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New York City, New York
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“cute”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

it's a small, intimate zoo. we went through it in about an hour. with children you'd need a little more time than that. it's fun.

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