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Popcorn Park Zoo, Forked River

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Zoo / Aquarium
Popcorn Park Zoo is a small 7acre zoo located in Forked River, New Jersey, within Lacey Township. According to the Associated Humane Societies, the zoo is "a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds." The zoo has programs to educate visitors about animals and their environments and offers hundreds of rescued dogs and cats for adoption.HistoryPopcorn Park Zoo was established in 1977 as a wildlife refuge for exotic and farm animals that were abused, ill, injured, handicapped, elderly, or exploited.AttractionsPopcorn Park Zoo has over 200 animals including an African elephant, Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers, African lions, mountain lions, American black bears, an Arabian camel from the Rough Point estate of Doris Duke, and numerous species of monkeys, foxes, and white-tailed deer.AttackPark animals suffered an attack in May 2003, when three teenagers, all 18 years old, killed three ducks, three emus and two rheas. The teens were arraigned and held on $50,000 bail a week later.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • As stated in other reviews, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. Animals are housed in environs consi...  more »
  • Walk in to the zoo with your kids and grandkids. Watch the delight and excitement on their face as they pet and feed the animals with the popcorn. The energy, smiles and electric excitement as the kid...  more »
  • This Humane Society-run "zoo" is actually a center for exotic and everyday species that the Society branches all across the country have rescued from often horrific circumstances. Where else can you f...  more »
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  • My kids and I love the popcorn park zoo. It's affordable and the small size nakes it a great place to bring small kids. The parking lot can get full fast but I like going around opening time and don't usually have any issues. I love feeding the bears peanuts and the other animals the popcorn.
  • I mean, I love the place. I don't really go into the ZOO, mainly I check out the cats and dogs that they have for adoption. I'm sure they are taken care of. The cats, I love em. They seem fine. Once you walk into the rooms with the dogs, there is so much agitation and anxiety within most of these dogs. We checked out a couple dogs, walked the dog by the animal graveyard. If you are in the county and you need a dog or cat LOOK HERE FIRST. Give them a chance. Older dogs and cats need love too.
  • I was there years ago and it was a wonderful experience!! The animals have a safe haven where they would have otherwise been killed or euthenized!! These people are Angels and Heaven has a place on earth at this awesome place!! Please visit! It's inexpensive and fun!! There's something for all at this little safe haven for our otherwise voiceless furry friends!! Please sponsor a dog! They need your help today!
  • I've been to most of the major zoos in the Northeast. This one is small, low budget, and so sandy it can be difficult to push a stroller. It's still my favorite. These are the animals who most needed help, and this zoo came through for them. Now we get to see them up close and toss them popcorn and peanuts. We visit every time we go to NJ.
  • Great zoo if you really want to be close to the animals. They have a great selection of big cats, bears, and monkeys. Just a fun place for kids of all ages