Here's a few pictures:
So here's where the mystery comes in. The tag sewn into the coat has intrigued me to try and discover the story behind this coat. I did some digging and cannot find much about the "Central Park Zoo" company (except the actual zoo in NYC). I could only find a few articles about a designer named Stan Herman who in the 1960s was one of the first designers to use faux fur. And I think in the 60s or 70s he designed a line of clothing to raise money for the Central Park Zoo in NYC. So my gut is telling me that Mr. Herman might be the designer behind the coat. Unfortunately his company in New York does not have a website or email (at least that I can find). However I did find the website for Kinnaird Ireland whom Mr. Herman has been designing chenille robes for several years (and has great success selling them on QVC). So I used their "contact us" and sent an email asking for help but so far I haven't heard anything back.
So that's where I'm at right now with this vintage mystery. If I hear anything back I'll certainly post about it. If anyone out there has any ideas I'll certainly be happy to hear them. And if this mystery never gets solved that's ok as well. The cute is till really cute and warm and I'll be wearing it this winter.