Prospect Park Zoo
205 locals recommend ·
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Home to more than 100 species, kids and adults alike will be amazed by close-up views of some of the wild’s most unusual animals.
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A 12-acre zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. It’s a small zoo that can be explored in 1-2 hours, but is really well curated.
The Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. As of 2016, the zoo houses 864 animals representing about 176 species, and as of 2007, it averages 300,000 visitors annually.
At this interactive wildlife center, kids can walk along the Discovery Trail and come face to face with Oggie and his new pal Dixie, two North American river otters. Keep hopping down the path to find the Australian Walkabout's kangaroo and the new rock wallabies, whose grooved hind paws easily grip…
Located on the Eastern side of the park, this is a small zoo that is aimed at families. Especially those with young children.
The Prospect Park Zoo is much smaller than its northern counterpart, the Bronx Zoo, which means it's just right for pint-sized animal lovers. The whole interior is comfortably walkable in a few hours, so you can see everything before nap time.
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