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“We love this Zoo”
Review of Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Hamadryas baboons, Red Pandas, North American River Otters, Reptiles and Amphibians, Pallas Cats, Hornbills and more. Small cafe and gift shop, barnyard with sheep, goats, cows.
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We love this Zoo”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The zoo has trees shade lovely trails, it not expensive to go in and you can spend a great day with the kids. It's too bad they that in the main entrance they don't mention that there's another entrance (from prospect park) that suitable for strollers! cause otherwise you're about to carry the stroller through lots of stairs up and down.

Visited May 2014
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Glen Head, New York
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264 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Disappointing after the Central Park and Bronx Zoos”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

This Zoo is smaller and more compact than NYC's two larger better known Zoos in Manhattan and the Bronx. The animal selection here is smaller but one benefit to that it is it offers more petting zoo opportunities for young ones. Don't take this review the wrong way, it is worth visiting for those who have families but for those expecting what they get at a full size zoo, they will miss out.

Visited January 2014
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285 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Perfect for the little ones, or those young at heart”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Zoo is a great place to take your little ones on a morning or afternoon, it is inexpensive, will only take a couple of hours, isn't a lot of walking, has the necessary facilities, and they will see some wonderful animals. My 4 rating is really an average of a 5 for young children, to a 3 for serious adults. The highlight for us was the sea lions showing off for the kids, it was amazing how they would wave and even jump up on the wall just to hear the cheers (see the pictures). Others included- the beautiful peacock with his unimaginable colors, the red panda, white and black swans.

Visited May 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“like the govornment”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

the zoo is great. but the workers!!!!! good grief!! it is for kids. stop getting mad at them. stop yelling at them to "get down!" a kid tries to give a weed to the goat , they get mad. only if you give the handful of food that you have to buy then its ok? you can stuff their faces with that food all day its fine, but give a blade of grass and they are down your back. dont go here . go there. stand back. and i am not talking about being in dangerous places. its just like the government. you give a couple of college kids walkie talkies and suddenly they need to show you who is boss. all in all a great zoo with a stinking new york attitude

Visited April 2014
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Rockville, Maryland
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“excellent during the week”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

I took my daughter to this zoo after lunch at Chavela's. We arrived at 3 pm (Wednesday) and it was just the perfect time. Just few people there so we really enjoyed the experience. Small zoo but great for the little ones. What a great afternoon in Brooklyn

Visited April 2014
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