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Here is a list of AZA affiliated zoos 

Participation is subject to change. Please contact the Zoo or Aquarium you plan to visit BEFORE your visit.
(Note:Turtle Back Zoo does NOT reciprocate with our membership. Their entrance & membership fees are at higher rates, therefore, they will not accept our membership at this time.)
Zoo Boo 2020 
we have a few Zoo Admission tickets left!!! get them today!!!!
In Person only, cash or check
Current Zoo News

The Zoo will be closed to the general public on Saturday October 24, 2020 for Zoo Boo.
Everyone entering MUST have a Zoo Boo Ticket and a Train Zoo Boo Ticket
The Carousal will be open to the public and the playground.

The Bergen County Zoo is now open and 
will be open 7 days a week!

Everyone, including members, must register on the county page as there is a limited amount of space (members still enjoy free admission.) Also, all tickets for all activities must be purchased online. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. 

Click County page for admission and scroll to the bottom.

There will be a new protocol for the zoo:
Everyone age 2+ must wear a mask at all times
A limited amount of patrons will be allowed
The zoo will be one directional

The Red Wolf Exhibit is being built!

Zoo Boo 2020 is happening!

No Refunds, No Exchanges.
Everyone must wear a mask and social distance.
Let's have a great time together, but respectfully at the 6ft distance!

Purchase Tickets Online

Buy a General Admission Daily Pass. Tickets are now on the county page due to covid powered by Purple Pass.

Purchase Membership Online

Come Here Often? Buy a membership and join the Friends and support this zoo.

As many of you know, one of our conservation efforts is in Brazil helping the Giant anteaters and Armadillos. Our contact over there, Arnaud has written us a letter about how the Amazon is burning and greatly affecting his work and the animals it reads:

Dear Friends,

I am sure you have been following the news about the fires in Brazil. The Amazon forest is burning, the Cerrado grasslands and shrub forests are burning, the Pantanal wetlands - now going through the worst drought in 50 years - is burning. Most of the Pantanal fires are concentrated in the northern part of the biome, but the southern Pantanal has been seriously affected as well, particularly near the border with Mato Grosso State. The situation is unprecedented, tragic catastrophic. Almost 20% of the Pantanal is gone, turned into ashes. The fires are massive. Thousands of animals are dying.

Giant anteaters and armadillos are being seriously affected. Giant anteaters with long shaggy tails that brush the ground are being burnt. There are is fewer record of armadillos as they are probably dying from the heat and smoke inhalation in their burrows.

We are joining efforts with the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI-IPE) to try and raise funds for these purposes which are currently the most urgent. 

1. Rescue teams have been finding and rescuing lots and lots of burned animals have trying to provide technical support to catch, anesthetize, and treat them. These teams need veterinary equipment and supplies. The are doing the best they can possibly do with almost nothing on their hands. In response to this need, we are raising funds to purchase veterninary gear for different teams. Our Veterinarians will purchase needed items and we are identifying the best ways to get the equipment to wherever it needs to be. Everything is extra complicated because of the pandemic. 

2. Part of the funds we raise will go to the purchase of firefighting gear including protective equipment for firefighters (such as fire resistant boots, pants, shirts, gloves, and balaclavas, as well as helmets, and special glasses for eye protection) and thing like water pumps, fire hoses, shovels, chainsaws, air blowers, brush cutters etc. We will get as many of these items as we can.

We have so many heroes fighting out there to save the Pantanal and its wildlife, and we are so incredibly grateful for everything they have been doing.

We are fundraising with the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI) so please donate directly on the PayPal and credit card donation system for the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (hosted with the IPE's website). 

Thank you so much,
Arnaud L.J. Desbiez

Nestled in the lively town of Paramus, the Bergen County Zoo is a green oasis in a busy world. The Bergen County Zoo is located in Van Saun Park, a name that has been in the area since the 1600's. This scenic Zoo and Park is a great escape from the perils of life.  The park has a playground, pavilions, dog park, sports and open fields, a pond, lots of history, and of course the Bergen County Zoo. Stop by sometime to relax and take a deep breath of fresh air, learn that charm that has drawn people to this place, and appreciate the world and animals around you!

Education and Discovery Center

The Education and discovery Center is the first building on your right once you enter the zoo. It is where we house some of our reptiles and amphibians. We host our birthday parties, summer camps, and scout programs. The center has a theatre, classroom, activities, and bathrooms. 

Please click the image to go to their page.

Here at the Bergen County Zoo we believe that animal preservation is key for future success. No Animal should go extinct especially if it is because of poachers, deforestation, or global change. Every year we find communities that help animals thrive in the wild and keep them off the endangered species list. 

Sponsor An Animal

Sponsoring an animal is a simple but effective way to personally help an animal. Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of veterinarian care, exhibit improvements, enrichment supplies, as well as their grocery bill! (Those cows eat a lot of hay!) With amounts starting at $25 you can chose a specific animal to sponsor. It's a great gift idea for yourself as well as for others, its tax-deductible!

Become A Docent

Have extra time on your hands? Looking to support this great zoo? 
Consider becoming a docent, a program we have for volunteers to help this special zoo!

Stay In Touch

Want to stay up-to-date on current events happening at the zoo? Then join our mailing list. The Bergen County Zoo also has its very own newsletter filled with new and informative ongoing projects, as well as fun factoids about the animals and zoo!