New Jersey’s Very First Zoo is Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton

by Alice Magdziak • January 25, 2015 • Cumberland, Third StateComments (0)2744

Have you been to New Jersey’s very first zoo? If you haven’t been to Cohanzick Zoo in Cumberland County’s Bridgeton, then you haven’t even been close.

The zoo opened in 1934 and is located in Bridgeton’s 1,100-acre city park. The zoo has over 100 birds and mammals representing over 45 different species from around the world.


If you haven’t been yet, you should go check out their Coati Day on February 1st.  Beating Punxatawny Phil to the punch by one day, Cohanzick’s white-nosed coati Terreto will give his prediction on how many weeks of winter we have left this Sunday.


They zoo is located at 181 East Commerce Street in Bridgeton and they are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the fall and winter.  The hours extend to 5:00pm in the spring and summer. Best of all?  It’s free to get in!

Check out the pics from our visit a few months ago:

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