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!
This is a very nice, kid friendly, amazing place. The animals are kind and gentle. A little bit dirty, but not too bad. The kids there aren't too bad either. The people don't really bother you and the workers are nice. I do recommend👍
Fantastic little zoo run fully on donations. Be sure to slide some money in the box before leaving. The baby tigers from last year are the size of donkeys now and they continue to grow. Amazing. My favorite smell in the whole zoo would have to be the fishing Cat, he really marks his territory.
This was my first time at this zoo & it was a great experience! There were a lot more animals than I expected, and it's FREE!! VERY friendly staff & very knowledgeable. Every day there is Tiger talk to 2pm and you get to hear all about the tigers there & watch as they feed them. You can also host birthday parties there!
Small zoo with big wonders. Free roaming peacocks were a beautiful to see. Pack a lunch and drinks and don’t forget your camera !
Wonderful place. Amazing tigers! All animals great
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