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Staten Island Zoo
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South (back) gate of the Staten Island Zoo.
Date opened June 10, 1936
Location Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA
Land area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Coordinates 40°37′30″N 74°06′57″W / 40.6251°N 74.1157°W / 40.6251; -74.1157Coordinates: 40°37′30″N 74°06′57″W / 40.6251°N 74.1157°W / 40.6251; -74.1157
Number of animals 443
Number of species 206
Memberships Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Website www.statenislandzoo.org

The Staten Island Zoo is a zoo in Staten Island, New York. It has over 443 animals of over 206 species. It opened on June 10, 1936. At the time of its opening, it was considered the first "educational zoo" in the United States.

The zoo is known for its large collection of rattlesnakes. The zoo's collection is one of the largest rattlesnake collections in North America. It is the home of Staten Island Chuck, a groundhog who is New York City's official Groundhog Day forecaster.


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