Capron Park Zoo - Attleborough, MA
Posted by: NorStar
N 41° 56.248 W 071° 17.875
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Quick Description: Capron Park Zoo is a modest-sized zoo with a nice variety of animals on display that include an ocelot, lemurs, emus, snow leopard, lions, and a moon bear.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 6:47:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Z8D
In Attleborough, near the center of town, is a municipal park known as Capron Park that has a modest-sized zoo.
The Capron Park Zoo has an entrance off County Street. To get to the entrance, from I-95, take exit 3a, Route 123 east, and proceed toward the center of town. At a traffic light turn left to follow Route 123 onto County Street. The entrance will be about an eighth mile on the left. After passing under the arch gate, turn left at a T-intersection(there is a sign there) and follow the road to the parking lot. The entrance is through a door into the gift shop.
The admission for non-residents of Attleborough are $5.50 for people 13 years and older, $3.75 for a child 2-12 years of age, free for children under 2, and $2.75 for a military person with ID.
When you enter the park, to the right is a grassy holding area with emus, kangaroos and tortoises. To the left is a splash pad playground. Other features include a building to see animals at night (with low light). A tropical rainforest exhibit had a variety of animals that included birds, a sloth and a python. There was a moated exhibit with lions. There were two islands in a large pond with lemurs. While we were there something set them off and the entire island howled at once! There was an exhibit with a moon bear trying to get at something in a barrel.
The zoo has been around for over 50 years. It is part of several zoo cooperative programs to help preserve animals.
All-in-all it is worth stopping for a couple hours to enjoy!
201 County Street
Attleborough, MA 02703
Zoo Website address: [Web Link]
Admission Cost: 6.00 (listed in local currency)
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