Our Delaware Adoption Agents Love Family Trips to the Brandywine Zoo

Our Delaware Adoption Agents Love Family Trips to the Brandywine Zoo

For generations, American families have been enjoying family trips to the zoo. Fortunately for families in Delaware, Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo is a world-class option with a large collection of animals from all corners of the globe. The Zoo is also active in conservation efforts and regularly hosts educational events and programs. Our Wilmington adoption professionals love taking family trips here during the weekends and checking out both new and old animals. Here is some more information on what to expect during your visit to Brandywine Zoo:


The Brandywine Zoo features animals from both tropical and temperate areas in North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Their collection of animals ranges from common species to rare endangered ones. All of the animals here live in natural settings.


The zoo houses 11 different mammal species, including:

  • North American Porcupine
  • Swift Fox
  • Serval
  • Red Panda
  • Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
  • North American River Otters
  • Llama
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Capybara
  • Florida Bobcat
  • African Pygmy Goat


There are 11 species of bird that call the Brandywine Zoo home:

  • Wood Duck
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Ringed Teal Duck
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Greater Rhea
  • Cinnamon Teal Duck
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Black-Crowned Night Heron
  • Andean Condor
  • American Kestrel
  • Bald Eagle


Brandywine Zoo has a small exhibit of 3 reptiles:

  • Green Tree Python
  • Mossy Prehensile-Tailed Gecko
  • Prehensile-Tailed Skink


Currently, the Brandywine Zoo is home to an exhibit of Italian honey bees.


Brandywine Zoo regularly hosts various festive events throughout the year. Here are some of the upcoming events this winter:

  • Breakfast with Santa  – Santa Claus visits the zoo on the 8th and 9th of December to have breakfast with families. Pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be served. Kids can tell Santa what they want for Christmas, take photos, and get up close to some of the zoo’s animals before the facility opens for the day. You also get to watch the animals eat their breakfast.
  • Noon Year’s Eve – An afternoon New Year’s Eve celebration held on December 31. Kids and families can enjoy games, crafts, and some sparkling cider as the clock strikes 12 noon.


The Brandywine Zoo is one of many zoos that make it their mission to support initiatives and programs that help improve the health of our environment, including both local and international programs. These conservation programs include:

  • Delaware Kestrel Partnership
  • Delaware Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
  • Tristate Bird Rescue & Research
  • The Delaware Clean Water Alliance
  • Andean Condor Conservation Program, Colombia
  • Lion Tamarins of Brazil Fund, Brazil
  • Paso Pacifico, Nicaragua
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