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Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro

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The Capron Park Zoo is a small 8-acre (3.2 ha) zoo that opened in 1937 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. It is home to about 100 animals representing 44 species, Capron Park Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents (AZAD). It participates in the Species Survival Plan program.

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  • On vacation in Massachusetts, one day we went to Capron Park Zoo. We walked the park. One of the first places we visited was the Splashpad. It was a fairly hot day, so a lot of the youngsters were....  more »
  • A small but cool zoo. The day we went there were a lot of animals not there, this zoo is for rehabbing animals though so not really for profit (I believe). Very cool for a day trip with the kids.  more »
  • This is a great zoo to take children of every age. Great layout, easy to see the animals, and of course, the kids favorite, the splash pad. Great place to spend a few hours or relaxing day.  more »
  • Definitely a small zoo and saw everything in one morning (coming from NC where our zoo is 500 acres- a different story ☺️) but we really enjoyed it! Staff was friendly and we got discounted admission through reciprocity with our NC zoo membership. It was quiet, no real crowds, plenty of animals to see. The lioness was roaring a lot which the kids loved (although she almost seemed disturbed by how vocal she was- not an animal behavior expert though!). We didn't take advantage of the splash pad but it appears very popular for a hot day! The playground outside the entrance was a nice bonus.
  • Great little zoo! I was surprised to see 3 big Lions and they had my favorite a Red Panda that was very active. Kids under 2 are Free and there is a nice playground right outside.
  • A good portion of the animals were "sick" according to staff, some seemed very uneasy of people around them and most exhibits are WAY too small for them and are not properly cared for, this zoo in general is way to small for the animals that are there to actually strive at under 9 acres total. Take the drive to Franklin park zoo where they have 70+ acres and the animals have the space they deserve to roam and feel safe. The animals here deserve better and its not fair.
  • It's a small zoo but smartly designed. You see animals immediately and everywhere you turn. They are well taken care of and the zoo is involved in a lot of conservation programs. Most exciting of all is the animal encounters. I did the red panda encounter and it was incredible. Animal interaction is not guaranteed, but we were lucky to see them very active, running all around us and even putting paws on us to check us out. The money goes toward conservation. It's a worthy cause and an exciting experience.
  • Such a great little place to visit for the day! Small little zoo but cute and will definitely go back again!!! The lion was amazing and so was the golden lion monkey was just so adorable!

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