Popcorn Park Zoo
Humane Way at Lacey Road
PO Box 43
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693-1900

Popcorn Park Zoo is truly one of a kind. It was established in 1977 as a refuge for wildlife, exotic and farm animals that were abused, ill, injured, handicapped, elderly or exploited. Each animal faced a questionable future at best.

Located on 7 acres in New Jersey's beautful Pinelands, Popcorn Park offers an environment of safety, wonderful care, and peace to its residents, a diverse array of animals unfortunate enough to need a rescue, but lucky enough to wind up here.

Four magnificent tigers live here today: a bonded pair named Dante and Gina (shown above) and Caesar and Bengali. All came from Texas thin, malnourished and homeless. Dante and Gina had been raised to be slaughtered in a canned hunt. Now they share a compound with rocks, trees and a waterfall. Caesar and Bengali each have their own similar home.

Trudy and Seven, a mother and daughter pair of Belgian draft horses (below), left behind a life of starvation and came to Popcorn Park Zoo. And just arrived, Princess the camel.

A monkey house shelters macaques, capuchins, rhesus monkeys and more, while the reptile house features caimen, snakes, iguanas, tortoises, and turtles.

A black bear, wallabies, bobcats, cougars, foxes, a llama, sheep, goats, muntjacks, pigs, emus, rheas, and manyother animals call Popcorn Park home today. Each animals has a name and a unique story.

Visitors can see them all, support the zoo, and renew their faith in humanity, knowing that despite the cruelty man is capable of, so much good can and is being done.

Popcorn Park is also a full service humane society, with dogs and cats for adoption and a complete medical facility for pets.

Note that pets are not allowed in the Zoo area for safety reasons. Air-popped popcorn may be purchased to feed some of the animals.

Hours: 11am to 5pm every day, year round, except for holidays, when the Zoo closes at 2pm.
Adults $5.00 Children under 12 $4.00 Seniors $4.00
Children under 3 FREE
Groups: School and other organized groups $2.50 per person.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area. Cold drinks, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Garden State Pkwy, exit 74. Turn west (left) onto Lacey Rd. and go 6.7 miles to Humane Way. Turn right into Zoo.

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