America's Oldest Zoo

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What is the oldest zoo in America?

America's Oldest Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in America. The Philadelphia Zoological Society was founded in 1859. The zoo opened its doors to the public on July 1, 1874.

   

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3/28/2009 3:42:51 AM
JD said:

Also,the central park zoo in New York was the first open to the public in 1862


7/26/2009 9:19:10 AM
frank said:

Central Park Zoo in New York City opened to the public in 1862, twelve years before the opening to the public of the Philadelphia Zoo in 1874.




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