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Central Park Zoo

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Address: 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
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Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more...

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.

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Nice little zoo in Central Park

What I like about it is you can get to the gift shop and the cafe without paying the fee to go into the zoo but I did go in and my favorite animal were the penguins. There were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't say Zoo is the last place you would visit in a new city, this one is different! If you like to have a fresh day walking around Central Park you HAVE TO visit this place. There are also workshops held, I attended a survey hosted by Professors of University of Surrey, google it, you will find similar workshops!

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Thank FurkanYavuz
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nicely arranged zoo with a rainforest, grizzly bears, snow leopard, snow monkey, and two shows featuring feeding the penguins and the seals. There was a separate children's farm which was great fun for feeding the farm animals. It is a small-scaled zoo but still worthwhile visiting, especially when travelling with the young and the little ones! Highly recommended!

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Thank jkl615
Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What I like about it is you can get to the gift shop and the cafe without paying the fee to go into the zoo but I did go in and my favorite animal were the penguins. There were so many of them . The day I went was overcast so it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday

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Thank Cassysj
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's just an amazing experience! You can see a good variety of animals of very regions in the world, and the "shows" that they made when they feed certain animals are pretty good!

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Thank José Pablo S
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo on the last day of our trip and it was a very quiet time we pretty much had it too ourselves. It's a small zoo and easy to walk around and view the beautiful animals. It is hard to believe you are in the middle of such a busy city. King Julian recommended this attraction to... More 

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Thank DaisyV4
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in Central Park is a positive review, while the collection of animals is not comparable the Zoo located in Bronx.. overall, it is a good choice of attraction for holiday

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Longueuil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to have a quiet time. Small zoo, but when we went, animals weren't sleeping. Price is correct. We sat near the sea lion bassin to relax.

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Thank Stephane M
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lived in this city for decades and finally took a trip to the zoo on my recent visit. What a great surprise! Much bigger and nicer than I had expected. Prices are not bad by NYC standards. Plenty of animals and everything is very well kept. Definitely make a trip here during your visit.

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Thank SarahSesaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sea lions were such clowns! They totally knew when they had an audiance and one of them kept doing cartwheels to show off! So sad i didnt have any fish to share with them. All of the other animals were adorable too!!!

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Thank kafkasprague
Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are definitely better (larger) zoos out there, but we had some extra time on our hands and wanted to explore Central Park. We grabbed a fresh bagel and coffee and ventured to the zoo. We enjoyed our visit. Not many attractions, but again, with the extra time we had, we were glad to have said we've visited!

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