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The Central Park Zoo is a zoo located in Central Park in New York City.[1]


Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski decided to search Central Park in 1926 after Jacob suggested that one of Newt's escaped creatures might have gone there.[2] The pair encountered an escaped Lion from the Central Park Zoo while walking through the Diamond District.[3] When they got to Central Park, an Ostrich ran past them on a bridge, fleeing from an unknown danger.[4] They soon found that Newt's escaped creature – a female Erumpent in estrus – had invaded the Central Park Zoo in search of a mate, letting several of the resident animals loose in the process.[4][5] Newt and Jacob managed to recapture the Erumpent with great difficulty and destruction.[5]

Animals kept in the zoo


Behind the scenes

Central Park Zoo as depicted in LEGO Dimensions

  • The events in Central Parks in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may be a reference to a hoax article written in the New York Herald in 1874, claiming that there was a mass escape of animals from the Central Park Zoo and they were terrorising the city. The animals that the paper had claimed escaped included a rhinoceros and a numidian lion.[8]


Notes and references

New York, NY, USA
Streets 43rd Street · 44th Street · 5th Avenue · 6th Avenue · Barclay Street · Broadway · Brooklyn Bridge · Canal Street · Centre Street · East 73rd Street · Lexington Avenue · Lispenard Street · Macdougal Street · Manhattan Bridge · Mercer Street · Monroe Street · Pike Street · Rivington Street · Times Square · W. Elsworth Street · West 24th Street
Neighbourhoods 11th District · The Bronx · Brooklyn · Diamond District · Liberty Island · Broadway · Manhattan · Queens · Tribeca
No-Maj places of interest Alonzo Zema Paper & Twine (439 Rivington Street) · Blanchard & Gable · Brobeck Theatre · Brockman Theatre · C. D. McLeod's Bargain Store and Curiosity Shop · Central Park · Central Park Zoo · Clipper Building · Columbia Bank · E. Wheeler Multigraph Machine Co. · Garrice & Sonnleitner Co. (241 Barclay Street) · Ginzberg Delaunay · Glovers Comedy Theatre · Jacob Kowalski's apartment (435 Rivington Street) · Janek & Pelowski Co. Handkerchiefs · The Kingly Court · Kowalski Quality Baked Goods (443 Rivington Street) · L. Caruso Music · M. N. Hora Co. · M. Voltolini & Co. · Macy's · Moreton Dale Canning Factory · New York City Hall · Orpheum · Pegasi Theatre · S.J. Bernstein Watches · Second Salem Church · Shaw Tower · Singer Building · Sovereign Theatre · Statue of Liberty · Steen National Bank (1790 6th Avenue) · V. Hahn's antiques shop (239 Barclay Street) · Valerie Valion Perfumers · Voclain & Co. · W. C. Morritt Theatre · Warners' Theatre · Woolworth Building (233 Broadway)
Wizarding places of interest The Blind Pig (124 Macdougal Street) · Ebbingdales Wonders for Wizards · Fleury's Fancy Fauna (33 Centre Street) · Goldstein sisters' apartment (679 West 24th Street) · Magical Congress of the United States of America (233 Broadway) · McTawny Broomsticks · The New York Academy of House-Elf Training · Wizard Broadway