Claws 'N' Paws, Lake Ariel

3.5
#10 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Pennsylvania
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  • Fun for children under 12. Not good after or on a rainy day. There's a dinosaur excavating area, and a feeding of the Lorikeets. Our 3 year old granddaughter was fascinated by them, but afraid to have...  more »
  • every year I take children with me and they just can not wait to go back again. They love seeing and being so close to so many animals that they do not get to see.  more »
  • We go every year, it gets a bad rap but we enjoy it and have not noticed any animal cruelty. We are locals  more »
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  • Nice day out here at the zoo. Wasn't very crowded when we all came which was during the weekday. You cannot pet or feed all the animals but they have a small section for that. Best to try to visit when weather is good because it will get muddy and you need be careful where you walk. Bathroom are for guests. Snacks too. Great for taking pictures also.
  • You can get "close to the animals" as the website States but the only ones that you can feed are the few in the petting zoo and if you are there for the animal "talk" you can feed the very cool giraffe, Jethro who currently is about 15 months old. I don't know if they offer additional feedings through the day as we were only there until about 1:30 pm. The terrain is hilly and a bit Rocky in spots, but it is in the woods which is nice in warm weather. There are a lot of different animals. I enjoyed the animal show at 1 pm. The environment is natural and woodsy. There is a lot of shade which is nice. The website does offer a coupon. The signs offer good basic information about the animals and most were easy to view during our visit. The gift shop had some specific merchandise as well as basic animal merchandise, some seemed a little pricey but other was very reasonable. It all depends on what you are looking for. Overall the park seemed ok, a little muddy due to rain that had been in the area recently but otherwise what I expect in an animal park. There are several unique animals such as the singing dogs that I have not seen often.
  • This is the best Wild Animal Park I have been to! There are so many various animals you can see and some of them you can pet! I really enjoyed feeding the Lories and lorikeets! I was really sad to hear last year that one of their beloved giraffe's had past away. My favorite part about this adventure was the gift shop! The gift shop was filled of amazing stuffed animals, notepads, pens, ext.. The staff was very nice and knew where everything was! Overall this is the best Wild Animal Park you can go to and have a great time with your family or friends!
  • This place is AWESOME! My girl friend and I brought our two sons, ages 3.5 and 9, they both had a blast. All the animals are friendly, all visible on our trip. There are staff members walking around with animals, asking you if you want to pet them. You are able to pet and feed giant tortoises. There are a lot of different animals and exhibits! Lots of animals to feed and pet. We got a kiss from a giraffe while on this trip. I would absolutely come again. It's so cool cause it's woodsy and you actually feel like you're a part of nature. All the animals look well fed and happy. We spent 3 hours here. I could see this being an all day thing if you want to see all the shows but we arrived late in the day when it's not too crowded.
  • Left feeling upset and disappointed. This wild park shouldn't even be allowed to be open. Those animals aren't being well taken care of, cages are way to small. Most of the wild animals paced back and forth because of how small the cage is. They DO NOT belong there, they are suffering. its pretty sad. I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

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