Cohanzick Zoo - Bridgeton, New Jersey - New Jersey's first zoo


The first zoo in New Jersey was the Cohanzick Zoo that opened in 1934. The zoo is in an eleven hundred acre park in Bridgeton. There are more than two hundred birds and mammals from all over the world in the zoo. Getting to the zoo is simple since it is accessible from Interstate 76 East. Take the Interstate to Route 42 South then follow Route 55 South and West to Route 56 West. Take Route 77 South when you get to it into Bridgeton all the way to the fourth stop light. At the fourth light take a right on East Commerce and follow it for three blocks. This is Mayor Aitken Drive the entrance to Cohanzick Zoo is on the right side of the road. The zoo is only an hour to an hour and a half from Philadelphia.

The zoos existing exhibits are being replaced or improved upon to make the zoo as beautiful as possible. There is no cost of admission to the zoo for families or individuals which is open from 9am until 4pm seven days a week. Group rates can be gotten by contacting the facility; reservations for groups have to be made four weeks prior to the planned visit.

The Cohanzick Zoo has a program to adopt animals that helps to cover the needs of animals for an entire year. The cost of adopting animals ranges from twenty-five to one thousand dollars depending on the animal species. Patrons of the zoo may adopt any animal in the zoo for a year including a White Tiger which is the most expensive to adopt if they wish. This program for adopting animals allows the zoo to stay open and ensures that the animals receive the best care that Cohanzick Zoo could possibly provide.

The Cohanzick Zoological Society allows members to assist in the maintenance, renovation and improvement of exhibits in addition to purchasing new animals. In addition there are several benefits to being a member of the zoological society such as free admission to more than one hundred of the countries zoos. There is also a discount of ten percent given to members at the Zoovenir Stand in Cohanzick Zoo; the rates for registering at the Zoo Camp are reduced. There are also events just for members held at the zoo.

The Cohanzick Zoo is handicapped accessible, there are also picnic areas in the park. The holidays and weekends are the only times that the concession area is open. This means that even those with mobility issues my enjoy all of the sites and exhibits in the Cohanzick zoo. When visitors get tired they can enjoy a relaxing rest at the picnic area.

If you are ever in the Bridgeton, New Jersey area you should visit the Cohanzick Zoo. There are hundreds of animals to enjoy and with the cost of admission being free to families it is an ideal place to take the kids when you are in the area and find yourself low on funds. Additional information about the zoo's animals and exhibits can be gotten by contacting Cohanzick Zoo directly.

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Mar 28, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
I'd like to know if you accept volunteers? I'm attending college and am majoring in animal science. Please contact me and let me know.

Sincerely,
Denise McCaffrey

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