Elmwood Park Zoo

About Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the Zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.

Under the Society’s careful management, Elmwood Park Zoo has attained the elite status as one of only 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo's accreditation was renewed in September, 2016.


Animal Education Ambassador Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Norristown, PA
“I really liked the hands on experience with the animals and the chance to continuously do more advanced tasks. The staff was excellent in catering to everyone's particular strengths and weaknesses and did a great job to help develop the weak areas. The staff are very nice and considerate offering a lot of flexibility as long as you reach out ahead of time. ”

Interactive Birds of Paradise Intern

May 2019 Norristown, PA
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