Keeping the memory alive and breathing new life into the property!

The Catskill Game Farm closed in 2006 – it was the first privately owned zoo in the US, operational from 1933-2006 and housed over 2,000 animals.  Among their collection included giraffes, rhinos, pygmy hippos, capybara, and many more. 

NOW: It has a boutique hotel (in the former Giraffe House), Glamping (glamorous camping), is often visited by people for the sake of nostalgia, urban exploration and/or photography/film production. The defunct zoo sits on approximately 150 acres with 3.5 miles of paved walkways, 130 structures and connects to a 20+ mile mountain biking/hiking trail system with amazing views, waterfalls and swimming holes!

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Giraffe born at The Catskill Game Farm - NOT April..

Giraffe born at The Catskill Game Farm - NOT April..

April the Giraffe is originally from The Catskill Game Farm!

She was born on the property in 2002

To read more please visit:  April

Believed to be April at The Game Farm..

Believed to be April at The Game Farm..