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“This ones for the animals !”
Review of Zoo in Forest Park

Zoo in Forest Park
Ranked #7 of 42 things to do in Springfield
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Owner description: This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults.
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were not impressed. The animals enclosures are way to small. My daughter left in tears because of the bears who were crammed into small cages with cement floors.

5  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Last time I was at Forest Park zoo, the monkey house was still there...and it smelled like a monkey house. Now they have animals in the round outdoors in a pleasant atmosphere. Some cages were a bit grown over, but overall I thought they did a reasonable job. They work hard here, and appear shorthanded. Nice collection of animals and they looked clean. My partner was a bit disappointed, but, she's an artist.

Thank ciaotebaldi
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Forest Park Zoo is located in Springfield, Ma. inside the Forest Park. We arrived in light drizzle, a bit disappointing, but took our granddaughter inside anyway. She got a kick out of the animals in natural enclosures, she particularly enjoyed the wallabys and peacock, who proudly showed us his feathers! We even purchased a large peacock feather in the cute gift shop as a souvenir of our visit. The zoo can be seen in an hour, a picnic lunch can be enjoyed (if weather cooperates) and the Forest Park walkways are beautiful to take in the sights of the lake and surrounding gardens. Everything was well-kept up and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Mary136
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Will go later in the season when more animals are out. They hade an Easter Egg hunt and were very friendly. It appeared to be a very clean zoo. The park surrounding was amazing!

Thank realmccoy028
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took our famly with our 2 year 5mo. granddaughter to this zoo and were happy to see the variety of animals and how well-kept it was. Our grannddaughter Jocelyn loved the monkeys,llamas camels ,birds and other exotic birds and animals. We all - young and old enjoyed it, I would recommend this to anyone who wants to spend a nice morning or afternoon.

2  Thank JRHsgram
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