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The Wild Animal Park

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Hand feed the animals!!!

The is the first time visiting The Wild. It was a brutally hot day but it was well worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo, New York
Not the biggest but,

Possibly one of the best small Zoo you can find. Feed cups available for most animals. We went... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby kangaroo”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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7621 Lakeport Rd, Chittenango, NY 13037-9529
+1 315-727-5587
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is not a large, big-time facility of the type of the nearby major zoo in Syracuse (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) and should not be compared with that type of zoo. It's a different type of zoo, and it is quite nice for its size. If...More

3  Thank Joe H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

It's hard to understand why people give this place a good review. Yes, there are animals you might not see elsewhere, but it is sad to see them cooped up in very small areas and not well cared for. It was dirty and there were...More

13  Thank DLHT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The is the first time visiting The Wild. It was a brutally hot day but it was well worth it. (Bring drinks, sunscreen and maybe a wet towel and put hats on the kids!) There were four adults and three children under 10 years of...More

Thank slippednfell
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Possibly one of the best small Zoo you can find. Feed cups available for most animals. We went on an early fall day and every animal was out and roaming. Some surprises as many big cats roaming and even grizzly bears. Lots of fun. Don’t...More

Thank 238scottt
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here yesterday for my birthday. It was fun feeding the goats, camels, giraffe, alpacas/lama and deer. Although I think $12.99 per person for an entrance fee is a bit much to charge for such a small zoo. Honestly, this is...More

1  Thank mycutebulldog
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Clean and well kept with many interesting animals . Very reasonable admission pricing . A very nice way to spend 1-1/2 to 2 hours . Highly recommended

Thank wgod1234
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

So much fun and excitement for the whole family. The animals are very close and interactive. We have been twice and it gets better and better every time. The parakeet exhibit is my favorite part.

Thank Getaway645084
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We were visiting the in-laws with our grandchildren in Cicero NY. The weather was classic upstate NY fall sunny and cool. Someone had mentioned that this was a must see with the kids so we piled in the car and turned on the GPS. After...More

Thank mcrinc
Reviewed 7 September 2018

What a beautiful place! I had the pleasure of visiting The Wild with a group from my workplace. The exhibits are very pleasant pleasing for the eyes, not a single hill in the place, Very accessible for handicapped individuals and strollers. A nice variety of...More

Thank WAlker706
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I am so glad we decided to visit. We had heard so many great things about this place. The place is very clean, and small enough that it isn’t overwhelming. The animals are great, and you can feed almost all of them. My 7, 5...More

Thank DFrank17
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great array of animals and all of them SO active. Tigers chasing each other. Grizzly bear playing with a log in his pool. Panthers wrestling. Baby Siamang ape learning to swing. Animals don't act like that when they are stressed. Animals here were happy and...More

Thank DeeEllThr33
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, the enclosures are close to the flat walking path making it easy for all ages, strollers to walkers. The site not only allows but encourages you to interact directly with nature. The staff was friendly and made the tiger feeding exciting....More

Thank Eric H
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Erin M
30 August 2018|
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Response from WALTER A | Reviewed this property |
No, just the petting of domestic animals and watching for the more exotic one’s.
19 July 2018|
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Response from dmflord | Reviewed this property |
Yes credit cards are welcome
26 June 2017|
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Response from Brody56 | Reviewed this property |
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