Friday, June 1, 2012

Cape May County Zoo named #3 in the nation by TripAdvisor

In surprising - but very welcome - news, TripAdvisor has announced its list of the top 10 zoos in the country, with the Cape May County Park & Zoo coming in at number three!

Our local zoo finished behind only the Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska and the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri.

Opened in 1978, the county zoo is located in Cape May Court House, just outside the Wildwoods on the mainland. Open year round, the zoo and park covers approximately 220 acres. It is one of South Jersey's most-visited attractions, featuring about 550 animals (250 different species).

The zoo is currently operating on summer hours, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission is always free, thoug donations are encouraged.

TripAdisor's entry on the Cape May Zoo:

Situated on the southern Jersey Shore, this wildlife sanctuary showcases more than 250 species of animals. Travelers can acquaint themselves with a bevy of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and furry friends – and, when not gawking at quadrupeds, can wander through one of the lush nature trails, or hop on the train and carousel rides. A TripAdvisor traveler noted, “If you and your family like to see animals treated in a fair and humane way and enjoy a wonderful park setting, the Cape May County Park and Zoo is the place to go.”

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