The Staten Island Zoo is an 8-acre suburban zoo in West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City. The zoo is open year-round except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
1) To disseminate a knowledge of zoology and an appreciation of animal life.
2) To maintain a zoological garden where small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibian and tropical fish will be on display for observation and study.
3) Through local facilities readily accessible to all of Staten Island, to instill in children an understanding and appreciation of living creatures.
4) To provide lectures and facilities for group meetings devoted to the study of natural history.