3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Zoo & Education Center
3 Palms Zoo &Education Center

3 Palms Zoo & Education Center

We are Delaware's only Rescue Zoo & Education Center!  We are anything but a typical "zoo" experience.  Here guests will gain exposure to exotic, wild & domestic animals in a natural woodland surrounding.  We offer hand feeding and petting of domestic animals such as; Llamas, Alpaca, Goats, Ducks, Sheep, Geese, Donkey, Chickens, Pigs & Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Tortoises, and an Emu.  We also house non-releasable wild animals for educational purposes such as:  Raccoon, Opossums, Screech Owls, Skunks, Silver Fox, Red Fox, Turkey Vultures, Turtles, Wild Turkeys, a Groundhog, Fish & American Crows, a Common Raven, Snow Goose, and imprinted Canada Geese.  3 Palms also exhibits many rare & exotic birds for viewing. Our two Asia & South Pacific Aviaries are home to Red Jungle Fowl, Peacocks, Exotic Pheasants, Black Sumatras, Mandarin Ducks, and an Indian Rock Pigeons.  Migratory Waterfowl (including Wood Ducks & Shovelers), Pheasants, Cackling Geese, Laughing Gulls and our Black-Backed Gull call the Coastal North America Habitat home.  Finally our new Rainforest Habitat houses a pair of White Faced Whistling Tree Ducks, Turtles & Tortoises, Polly the Military Macaw, and Tree Frogs. Our grand attraction is Tick-Tock, Delaware's only Alligator! 
*Reptile Shows every Saturday through October 31st at noon*

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3 Palms Zoo
924 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE  19938
(302) 715-1326


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What's New!

  • Eastern Mud Turtle
  • Spotted Turtle
  • Three-Toed Box Turtle
  • Dumpy Tree Frog

In the works!

  • Parking lot

In the future!

  • Goose Pond
  • Updated Turkey Enclosure
  • Reptile House