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Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park

1475 Ledgedale Road

Claws 'N' Paws is a private zoo in the heart of Lake Ariel. It's often called "the zoo in the woods" because of it's woodland setting. We are open from mid- late April until late October. Throughout the day there are a number of keeper-lead activities, many of which are designed to give the public a closer interaction with our animals. Giraffe feedings, lory parrot feedings and turtle town are some of our favorites


Frank Heron

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
My wife and family and I have been here twice and we love it! Staff is great and they have a wonderful selection of animals! They are all so active compared to the bigger zoos! Can’t say enough good stuff about claws and paws! Do the lory feeding , the most fun u can have legally for two bucks!

Sirfussalots 12345

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Really nice place! The staff was nice, the price was decent, and a huge variety of animals. My son loved the farm area where you can feed the goats and stuff. They also have a dinosaur exhibits where the kids can dig for bones. It did feel a bit too small space for the bigger animal but hopefully they have a backdoor to a bigger home.

Rachel Tallis

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I've been going here since I was little and I was a little disappointed with how the zoo looks now. The animals didn't seem to have a decent amount of space to move around in and their spaces were very barren- just dirt with maybe a bowl of food. The employees were really great and seemed to really care about the animals, but it seems like they need more resources. The signs describing each animal were helpful so you can tell they're very knowledgeable. Overall, we still had a really nice time and enjoyed seeing the animals/learning about them.

Yvonne Toth

Monday, July 16, 2018
This is a typical roadside America attraction in the Poconos. The admission fees are pretty typical of this sort of zoo. It has a lot of native animals and some really unusual ones like a Cavy and some really neat monkeys. The giraffe is very friendly and the kids get a kick out of feeding it. They do have some big cats like a lion and leopards and they looked tired and hot as it was in the upper 80's when we visited mid-afternoon. In fact, a lot of animals were sleeping in their hideaway coves when we visited. Maybe it's better to visit just after opening and not on very hot days. The gift shop is loaded with all kinds of things to get the kiddos excited and harder for you to get them to leave. There are few items with the zoo's name on it like mugs, tee-shirts and hats but that's about it. What I liked about the zoo the best though was the handwashing station just outside the petting area and the staff was pretty friendly.

erica rottenkolber

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Great little zoo. Surprising variety of animals given the size. Lions and bears and a giraffe! Lots of opportunities to get up close to animals. Excellent way to spend an afternoon.

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