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Cohanzick Zoo Bridgeton NJ
in Zoos
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mars888
N 39° 26.453 W 075° 14.359
18S E 479406 N 4365731
Quick Description: A great free zoo in a located in a 1,100-acre city park, the zoo has over 200 birds and mammals from around the world. 45 Mayor Aitken Dr, Bridgeton, NJ (856) 453-1658
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 4:40:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMHAR4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
Bridgeton is home to the Cohanzick Zoo and numerous large municipal parks. The largest of these, consisting of pinelands, wetlands and lakes, as well as the original raceway system that provided waterpower to the mills, was formed out of the property owned and managed by the Cumberland Nail & Iron Works until 1899. Long considered a recreational area for the region even under ownership by the Iron Works, the property was finally purchased in 1902-3 by the City and preserved in perpetuity as the Bridgeton City Park. It includes three major lakes: Mary Elmer Lake, Sunset Lake, and East Lake.[26] Bridgeton Park encompasses about 1,500 acres (6.1 km2). It now includes the Cohanzick Zoo, which is free to the public. In 1934, the City found itself in possession of a small herd of deer which the citizens thought should be exhibited. With this, the Cohanzick Zoo began.

The zoo was named for the band of Lenape Indians who resided in Bridgeton alongside the river - as a result, they became known as the Cohanzick Indians. Today, the Cohansey River peacefully flows through the park adding a unique natural setting. It is a great place to visit all year 'round. The Cohanzick Zoo is New Jersey's first zoo, and a division of the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs.
Zoo Website address: [Web Link]

Admission Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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