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NJ Kids Favorite Fun Zoos

By NJ Kids Contributors on April 18, 2017

The Animals Are Waiting For Us


Bergen County Zoological Park - Small zoo nestled in Paramus NJ. Seasonal train rides, carousel rides and Pony rides. Animals include mammals such as sloths, monkeys, elks and bobcats. Birds - eagles, ducks and condors. Reptiles - alligators, turtles, lizards and frogs. Suitable for young children.

Bronx Zoo - The zoo of all zoos in the New York and New Jersey area. Many areas of animals to explore - Congo Gorilla Forest, Jungleworld, African Plains, Mouse House, World of Birds and much more. Children’s Zoo - come and greet farm animals like donkeys, goats and sheep. Children and adults alike will certainly enjoy this zoo.

Cape May Zoo - If you’re down by the Jersey Shore, take some time out to check out the Cape May Zoo. With over 550 inhabitants and 250 species, there are lots of animals to see. Get educated - learn about lions, bisons, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, elks and zebras and much more. Great for groups, scouts, families and especially kids of all ages.


Central Park Zoo - This is an iconic small zoo in the heart of New York City’s Central Park. Just the right amount of animals for young kids and toddlers to see. There are snow monkeys, grizzly bears, red pandas and snow leopards, sea lions and penguins. The Tisch Children’s Zoo has potbellied pigs, sheep and goats.

Cohanzick Zoo - Small free zoo located in Bridgeton, NJ. Home to over 100 animals. Visit our owls, turtles, tigers, Macaw, black bear, hawks and foxes.

Lakota Wolf Preserve - Located in Columbia NJ, this is a one of a kind preserve for wolves, foxes and bobcats. Provides educational Wolf Tours, Wildlife and Wolf Photography.

Popcorn Park Zoo - Special zoo that serves as a refuge for wildlife in the Pine Barrens section of Southern New Jersey. Each animal is a rescue animal and has a unique background story. See lions, tigers, camels, deer and bears. Farm animals include horse, sheep, pigs and goats.

Turtle Back Zoo - Great mid size Essex County zoo located in West Orange, NJ. Walkable pathways for mommies and strollers. Perfect for kids of all ages. So many animals to see. There is a Reptile House, Touch Tank, Essex Farm, small Aquarium and a petting area. For a small fee, ride their Special Endangered Species Carousel or saddle up for a Pony Ride. Great playground within the zoo with climbing areas and replica dinosaurs.

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By NJ Kids Contributors| April 18, 2017
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