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Cohanzick Zoo

45 Mayor Aitken Drive

About Us:

In 1934, the City found itself in possession of a small herd of deer which the citizens thought should be exhibited.  With this, the Cohanzick Zoo began.

The zoo was named for the band of Lenape Indians who resided in Bridgeton alongside the river - as a result, they became known as the Cohanzick Indians.  Today, the Cohansey River peacefully flows through the park adding a unique natural setting.  It is a great place to visit all year 'round. The Cohanzick Zoo is New Jersey's first zoo, and a division of the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs.

Cohanzick Zoological Society (CZS) Membership: For just pennies a day you can help the Cohanzick Zoo acquire new animals, improve and renovate exhibits, and maintain the Zoo's beautifully landscaped grounds and facilities. As a member of the CZS you are eligible for: Free or Discounted admission to a wide variety of zoo's and aquariums across the country, 10% discount at our souvenir stand, reduced admission to Zoo Camp, and invitations to "Member's Only" events at the zoo, and much more!



Saturday, April 21, 2018
Great little free zoo to take the kids to. We try to make it over a couple times a year. They don't charge admission, but they do have a donation box to help offset some of the operating costs. They have done quite a few upgrades since our last visit. They really have the zoo looking nice. Not a huge place, but big enough to spend an hour or so walking around.

Desa Williams

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Loved the kid friendly feel. Took my lil buddies and showed them why I loved it as a kid. They loved it too and found new reasons to come back, like pictures with the bear.

Alicia Heister

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cute little zoo. Could use a little update though. The one little building is always closed so I have no idea what's inside. But overall, I had a pretty good experience there.

Scott Hackett

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Free to enter and a cute little spot. There's quite a few small cages but the place has a fair amount of cute animals like big cats, foxes, and monkeys. I absolutely love it and visit there quite frequently.

adam kaminski

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Nice little zoo with free admission. Donations are accepted to help keep the zoo in operation right at the entrance in a little lock box. for being a smaller place they have a few cool animals like bears and tigers. all the animals seem happy and healthy. Great place to bring the family.

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