3 Palms Zoo & Education Center

3 Palms Zoo & Education Center is an amazing experience for kids of all ages! We are Delaware’s largest Zoo, proudly housing the State’s only Alligator Exhibit, Eastern Coyote, & Silver Foxes! While here, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with exotic, domestic, & wild animals. Our mission is rescue & education; the animals on exhibit at 3 Palms have come here for sanctuary. Many of the animals are illegal, surrendered, or forgotten pets. While others are non releasable wild animals transferred by State licensed rehabilitators.

Zoo visitors can enjoy hand feeding and petting of the Llamas, Alpaca, Goats, Ducks, Sheep, Geese, Cows, Chickens, Pigs & Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Emus & Giant Tortoises. You’ll also see a Raccoon, Groundhogs, Screech Owl, Skunk, Turkeys, Vultures, Turtles, Red, Silver & Gray Foxes, Eastern Coyote, Crow, Brown Pelicans, and many other rare & exotic Birds.

Our Asia Aviary is home to Red Junglefowl, Peacocks, Exotic Pheasants, Black Sumatras, & our Mandarin Duck. You’ll see Migratory Waterfowl, Ringneck Pheasant, & Laughing Gull in the “Coastal North America Habitat”.

A wonderful addition at the zoo’s new location, is the 1/4 acre 10-ft deep pond where our Domestic & Canada Geese, Domestic & Muscovy Ducks, Cackling Geese, Nene (Hawaiian) Goose, Mute Swan & Brown Pelicans enjoy swimming, feeding, and playing. The pond is also home to a large bale of Red Eared Sliders, & Northern Red- Bellied River Cooters. The pond is regularly visited by wild waterfowl; so it’s not uncommon to see Mallard Ducks, Blue Heron, Snow Geese, Rail, & Killdeer just to name a few.

Another new addition to our facility is the Reptile House. This habitat was completely funded & constructed by Girl Scout Troop 751. This exhibit houses reptiles, amphibians, & parrots. Some of the cool creatures you will encounter are our Boa Constrictor, Soft Shell Turtle, Berber Skink, Bull Frog, Ball Pythons, African Side-Neck Turtles, Red Foot Tortoises, and many more.

Remember that we moved Fall 2019 to VanDyke Greenspring Road.

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