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***Attention, Due to Coronavirus, the zoo and all activities at the zoo have been cancelled***
***Van Saun Park is open but bathrooms and other amenities are closed***

Current News
  • The Zoo is closed. Please check back at the end of May for a possible reopening date
  • All Scheduled events have been postponed or cancelled

  • Casino Night has been officially postponed until September 12, 2020
  • Casino Night on Friday March 27, 2020!!! A fundraiser to help the new Red Wolf Exhibit!!! Located at the Valley Brook Golf Course in River Vale. Purchase your tickets today! Here is the Flyer. Check out the upcoming events page for details

  • The train and carousel are currently closed for the winter, they will re-open in early spring, weather permitting
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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 well known in the area since the 1600's. This scenic Zoo and Park is a great escape from the perils of life that you are never too far away from with several nearby highways and large malls. It's roughly 140 acres of peace and solitude. The park has a playground, pavilions, dog park, open fields and sports 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!
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 and 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, but best of all, its tax-deductible!
Become a Docent
Have extra time on your hands? Looking to support this great zoo? 
Consider becoming a docent and volunteering and helping this special zoo!
Donate Today
Looking to support a great cause?
the Zoo always has a need, and more than just cash is needed
Help support the zoo and Donate Today


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!