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Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre (4.9 hectare) zoo in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. The zoo, which traces its history back to 1890 (when it was founded as a menagerie) is home to more than 600 animals representing over 140 species.

Prospect Park Zoo is subdivided into three separate exhibition venues, each of which has its own theme and a dedicated building. These exhibiton venues are:
  1. Animals in our Lives - Contains indoor and outdoor exhibits illustrating the relationships between people and animals. Among the exhibits in this area is a small working barn with cows, ducks, geese, goats, sheep and other animals, and an Animals in Art themed area where younger visitors are encouraged to sketch animals.

  2. Animal Lifestyles - This feature indoor animal habitats showing the life of animals in the air, on land, and the water. The main exhibits contains a troop of hamadryas baboons, but other animal exhibits show cotton-top tamarins, desert monitors, dwarf mongooses, emerald tree boas, meerkats, and other animals.

  3. World of Animals - Shows animals from around the world in outdoor habitats not unlike their natural habitats. Animals featured include black-tailed praire dogs, dingos, emus, North American river otters, red pandas, porcupines, and more.


450 Flatbush Ave
New York
NY 11225
United States


Phone: +1 718-399-7339

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