The Zoo suite is designed to make you feel one with nature. Tastefully decorated to allow you time to appreciate the beauty of nature while relaxing at home. There is a full kitchen, living room with a pull out sofa bed and bathroom on the first floor. A spiral staircase leads up to the lofted second level where a queen sized bed, in-suite workspace and a walk in closet can be found. The separation of space really makes this 475 square foot Suite feel spacious.
The origins of the zoo lie with the neighbors of Milton Hershey, Franz and Louise Zinner who owned twelve prairie dogs and a bear cub. They knew that Milton Hershey was in the early stages of building Hershey Park and in 1905 met with Milton Hershey about keeping the animals as a park attraction. After a lengthy discussion Hershey and Zimmer decided to build a zoo where Franz Zinner served as the zookeeper. During Milton Hershey’s lifetime Hershey Zoo was a local attraction. In the era before television, zoos played an important role educating the public about animals and environments different than central Pennsylvania. Today, Zoo America, is a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo where you learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America.