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Pocono Zoo

Come Meet the Animals at Claws n’ Paws: A Visit to the Pocono Zoo-in-the-Woods!

The Claws n’ Paws is located in the town of Lake Ariel and rightfully nicknamed Pocono’s “zoo-in-the-woods”. The zoo offers a petting area that is home to goats, deer, chickens, turtles, giraffes and more. You can even get up close and personal with alligators, lions, black bears, monkeys and camels. Whether you’re an animal lover or simply after some family fun time outdoors – Claws n Paws has you covered on your next vacation.

The Petting Area

The petting area within the zoo is wonderful for kids! This is actually a very unique experience because you can actually pet wild species like giraffes. Also, the kids can walk around and pet farm animals, deer, turtles, and even hold species of exotic birds.

Dino Dig

If your kids are dinosaur enthusiasts then the Dino Dig is an activity that they won’t want to miss. At this amazing exhibit, children have the chance to act like actual mini-paleontologists, as they use paints brushes and chisels to carefully uncover dinosaur bones entombed in a plaster block. Not only is it a fascinating history lesson, but it’s also plenty of fun as they search for bits and pieces of ancient life hidden in the block! Kids love getting their hands dirty, feeling like one of the professionals running wild with their imaginations.

Favorite Animals at the Zoo

Below is a list of some of the attendee’s favorite animals on exhibit at the Claws n’ Paws zoo:

Dangerous Species:

  • African Lions
  • Black Bears
  • Leapards
  • Artic Foxes
  • Bobcats
  • Lynx
  • American Aliigator

Cute and Fuzzy:

  • Asian Otter
  • Alpacas
  • Capybara
  • Sloth
  • Capuchin Monkeys
  • Beavers

On-Site Gift Shop

The Claws N’ Claws gift shop has everything a visitor would need to commemorate their visit – from t-shirts, hats, and other memorabilia. The selection is always growing with new products regularly being added. With all the fun available at the zoo, don’t forget to complete your experience by grabbing a few mementos of your time spent there.

Planning a Wild Adventure to the Poconos?

If you’re planning a nature packed vacation to the Pocono mountains and haven’t selected your accommodation options, then you want to check out our cabin rentals. We have a few cabins pretty close to the Claws N’ Claws zoo packed with wonderful amenities.