Zoos/Wildlife Parks

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    Taxonomy Code: PL-6400.9600-980

    Programs that house a collection of living animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and other wildlife, often in enclosures that replicate their natural habitats, for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing. Zoos are dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species and the habitats in which they live, provide a safe environment for their reproduction and coordinate breeding and reintroduction programs to help ensure their continued survival in the wild. They also offer a wide variety of educational programs which help people of all ages develop an appreciation and concern for the world of nature. Also included are wildlife parks in which flocks and herds of animals roam on acres of enclosed land, and petting zoos which allow youngsters and adults to mingle with, handle and feed a variety of farm animals and gentle exotic animals.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMOffers a variety of educational programs for parents or caregivers and their children ages 2-5. Programs focus on farm life, farm animals and may include hands-on activities and arts and crafts.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    ECOLOGY SITE, PARK AND ANIMAL PRESERVEMaintains a pool, an ecology education center and zoo which explore ways to reclaim the old landfill site as a park. Houses the greenhouses and leaf composting programs in the town.SuffolkOFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYSTOWN OF BROOKHAVEN
    HOYT FARM NATURE PRESERVEOffers nature trails, a Nature Center, farm animals, Hoyt House Museum and playground area on a 133 acre nature preserve. Also offers educational programs which include Maple Sugaring, Pond Life, Animals on the Farm, Critter Camouflage and others.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDSTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
    LONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARK300 acre pine forest in the heart of Long Island. Offers a special outdoor environment where children of all ages can learn about animals and nature. Check website for hours and rates.SuffolkLONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARKLONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARK
    TACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM AND PRESERVEMaintains 84-acre wildlife sanctuary/nature preserve. Presents exhibits on Long Island wildlife, small collection of regional wild animals, and live animal and video programs highlighting natural history subjects. Preserve also has nature trails.NassauTACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM AND PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS

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