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Cherry Brook Zoo

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Prices: $6 adults $5 seniors $4.50 youth $2.50 children
Area: 0.85 Ha 2.1 Acres
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Dec 2007

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Review by Adam Pustowka, June 2005

Animals noted :

3 Tibetan Yaks

1 Capybara

3 Pygmy goats

2 Rheas

1 Jaguar

The VANISHED KINGDOM: this is a 30 min. walk through several static animal displays in their natural habitat, portraying, identifying and dating the date/location of extinction of many animals. It is restricted to fairly recent (approx 100yrs) extinctions.

The DUCK POND: this is also a 30min. walk through typically Canadian wetland/lake habitat. It is filled with indigenous flora as well as many species of ducks.

In conclusion, the rather “unimaginative, home made structures” were constructed with the intent of presenting a rustic, semi-natural environment and not a typical urban Zoo.

This review written by Ken Kawata and reprinted by Kind Permission of International Zoo News

A highway by the Rockwood Park in the north of Saint John, NB (pop. 72,500), takes you to Cherry Brook Zoo, a non-profit charitable organization.  A winding, figure-eight walkway through a hilly mixed forest leads to exhibits, which give an impression of a `home-made' zoo with small wooden animal houses, and a variety of rather unimaginative enclosures whose appearances are somewhat softened by the vegetation. Animals appear to be well cared for. It is, however, apparent that the zoo is striving with limited resources, and that they need help for the upkeep and preventive maintenance of its physical plant.

Animals I noted on 5 June included: 2 red-necked wallaby, 3 brown lemur, 1 white-throated capuchin, 3 common marmoset, 3 golden lion tamarin, 1 white-handed gibbon, 2 lion, 1 Siberian tiger, 1 red fox (silver phase), 1 North American porcupine, 3 llama, 2 fallow deer, 2 white-tailed gnu, 3 mouflon, 1 Grant's zebra, 2 emu, 3 blue peafowl, 1.1 silver pheasant and 1 bob-white. An interesting feature is the native medicine herb garden, an area designated for plants used for medicinal purposes by indigenous peoples.

The zoo's brochure states that the zoo is `a part of a world wide effort to ensure the survival of the gentle brown lemur' and `working in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute with the golden lion tamarins and the breeding of the black wildebeest (extinct in the wild).' In terms of conservation education, the zoo has a building called Endangered Species Awareness Center. On display is a variety of artifacts, including ivory and hawksbill turtle shell products, and full pelts of a Siberian tiger and a North China leopard. A graphic states that these were confiscated `at various ports of entry across Canada. Some people in our country are involved in the illegal trade of wildlife and plants.' Also seen are letters from children and a brief explanation of CITES. This is encouraging, since not many zoos have exhibits on CITES.

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