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Forked River - Popcorn Park Zoo


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Popcorn Park Zoo was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned, abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals. All our residents once faced these circumstances, as well as exploitation and illegal ownership. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens (directions) in southern New Jersey. The Zoo, which is federally licensed, comprises seven acres and is graced by the indigenous Scrub Oak and Scrub Pine.


Michelle Rae

Monday, March 12, 2018
I have limited mobility and can’t walk in a big Zoo. Popcorn Park Zoo is the perfect size. I love feeding the animals, especially the goats, they enjoy eating as much as I enjoy giving the popcorn to them. It’s a great cause and a lot of Fun especially for animal lovers.

john skikus

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For a zoo that works so much on donations, the people there are pleasant and cheerful. They take in stays and injured animals of all walks of life and do the best to help them live as configurable as they can for the remainder of their days.

Aviva Gordon

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Great place to take kids and reasonable price. Plus you help animals in need. I've been going here since I was a child and love taking my child to feed popcorn to the animals.

Matthew Barberio

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
I have been here multiple times and I love it! It is more like a sanctuary than a zoo. I would go there every day if I could! I chuff at the Tigers and they chuff back at me. The bears are just the cutest! I highly recommend the Popcorn Park Animal Refuge (I just can't call it a zoo!)

Heather Hill

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Favorite place in the area! Great for kids of all ages. Fun and good deeds wrapped into one!

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