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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


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.

Kaitlyn Allen

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Even though it rained all day, we had a blast!! The tour was great and the animals were all out and active because it was a nice break from the heat. Highly recommend it for anybody, especially for kiddos. We fed Lorikeets, a giraffe and got to pet the alpacas and some other critters. Well worth it for a nice day trip 😊

Kelly D

Sunday, May 27, 2018
We always have a great time here. The workers really care for the animals and take good care of them. They are friendly and answer our questions. The petting zoo and lorikeet feedings are two of our favorites because you can feed and get up close to the animals. Bring quarters for the petting zoo!

Mel Sara

Monday, May 7, 2018
Had a great time! They have a lot of different animals to see! The trail is not paved so be prepared to walk in dirt/mud (depending on the weather) and uneven walkways, definitely wear your sneakers! Your able to get up close to most of the animals and get great pictures!

Carol Beahan

Monday, June 4, 2018
The walking tracks are mud, the animals are in enclosures that have little sunshine or grass. Some animals are alone without a mate and look so lonely. When engaging with the animals they were unresponsive. Very sad to visit :(

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