During the lively animal shows, you will see baby animals, colorful parrots, and interesting reptiles all close up. You can even pet an alligator and python!
We visited Claws 'N"Paws Animal Park with our 2-year old twin boys and had a really experience. The park itself has a wide variety of species to learn about as well as numerous demonstrations and feedings to witness. The park is very well laid out and has lots of shade.
Unlike other zoos, I didn't find myself needing to lift up my kids to see every exhibit. Most exhibits and habitats were built without wide rung fences that are usually right in the eye lines of little ones. There is a great dinosaur area for the kids to dig, climb and play as well as a pretty large petting zoo area (where my 2 year old son really thought he saw Eeyore and could not have been more thrilled!). They also had lots of cut-out photo boards scattered throughout the park which is always fun.
The only thing that surprised me was the cost. It was $16 for adults and $12 for Juniors (ages 2-11). Based on our experience it was worth the price, but I did find it surprising compared to other small zoos. The place is great and very well kept and we would definitely go there again if we were in the area.
This was a nice place with a surprising number of animals and some decent variety...activities for kids was pretty good. The petting zoo area is a bit tiny though, and strollers can be a bit difficult to navigate here. The main thing that bothered me was how small the areas for the animals was, they are all in smaller areas than they should be...then again, it has been a few years since I have gone there...all in all, my kids loved it, and I thought it was ok...
This is such a great place to take the kids. It is a smaller zoo, but not too small. I actually took my kids without my hubby and it was calm enough that I would do it again. The petting zoo is very small, but the rest is fine. The entire place is shaded!!
The only problem is with strollers. The paths have lots of tree roots sticking up, so you need to be very careful with strollers. You may want to bring a heavy duty stroller the first time.
Great hidden spot in the poconos for families.Love the atmosphere.Spread out so it never seems crowded.On hot days,no problem...the zoo is all shaded in a wooded area.Great little snack bar.Activities inside the zoo-petting zoo,dinosaur bone digging etc.A great shop after your visit to get souvenirs
This is a nice afternoon trip. It isn't too big, so the little ones seem to enjoy it and not get overwhelmed. For the area, they have alot to offer, with more animals than I would have expected. I would definetly go again, but the older ones may be looking for more.
Claws ’n’ Paws Wild Animal Park is a unique private zoo with 120 species of animals. Kids may feed the giraffes and lory parrots at scheduled feeding times. There are two different live animal shows through Labor Day. During the reptile show kids can pet an alligator and a python. Other exhibits include bears, otters, primates of several types, many species of birds, and rare white tigers. The new Dinosaur Outpost area lets kids dig for buried dinos, discover fossils at three dig sites, sit on a triceratops, and mine for gemstones. The easy-to-follow trails through the woods and the size of the facility help keep younger children from getting overwhelmed and overtired by the experience.