Claws and Paws in PA is a great place to see all kinds of wildlife!

Everything You Need to Know About Claws and Paws in PA

Claws and Paws in PA is an exotic animal adventure right here in the Pocono Mountains! Get up close and personal to the residents of this privately owned zoo. You’ll have an experience like no other! Since the naturalistic enclosures span around 30 acres of land, a trip here is also a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Poconos!

For more information on Claws and Paws in PA, as well as other fascinating things to do in the Pocono area, check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It features all the best restaurants, attractions, and events to make vacation planning simple and fun!

About Claws and Paws in PA

There is so much to see when you visit Claws and Paws in PA. This wild animal park features creatures from various exotic locations. There are currently over 120 different species of exotics and over 300 animals in total. During your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to have close interaction with fauna like the white tiger, wolf, bear, snow leopard, and many more!

Claws and Paws Wild Animal Park is a private, family-owned zoo. It was started in 1974 by Vince and Bobby Hall, who have built and expanded it over the years with the help of their son, Chris. The animals are well cared for by a full-time staff of dedicated animal keepers.

Hiking Trails at Claws and Paws in PA

Although it started with only one, Claws and Paws in PA has expanded to include five different nature trails. Walk along that paths that wind through the evergreens. Explore the beautiful grounds and encounter the animals along the way to get a full experience of the wild kingdom!

Claws and Paws Hours

Claws and Paws in PA is open from 10 am to 6 pm from May to October each year.

If you become a member, you will also have early access to the park on select Saturdays called “Members Mornings.” These events begin at 9 am and include an hour-long, members only, keeper-led tour of the facility with private feedings and animal encounters. There is even a free snack at the end!

Gorgeous Views at The French Manor Inn

After a day of getting up close with the animals at Claws and Paws in PA, retreat to your spacious and well-appointed room at The French Manor Inn & Spa. The beauty of the Northern Pocono Mountains awaits you–along with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies.

Other onsite amenities include our premium Le Spa Foret services, a fitness room, an indoor saltwater pool and more. A full, gourmet breakfast is served each morning, and our on-site restaurant is one of the best in the region. When planning your visit to The French Manor, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We look forward to helping you have a vacation you’ll remember for years to come!