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An amazing 200 species of animals, birds and reptiles inhabit the Cape May Zoo's park-like setting. Each year, about 3 quarters of a million people visit this South New Jersey zoo.

To have a leisurely visit, the Cape May County Zoo advises you to come for at least 2 hours.

Cape May Zoo

Spring & Summer Hours : 10am-4:45pm
Late Fall & Winter Hours: 10am-3:45pm
Admission & Parking : Free except for tour buses
Location : The Cape May County Park and Zoo is off the Garden State Parkway Exit 11. If you're coming from the south (Cape May and Wildwood), make a left at the exit (Crest Haven Rd.) The entrance to the zoo is on Route 9.

The Cape May Zoo started as a 40 acre tract which was donated to the county in 1942. The 120 acre zoo and park includes a playground, nature and bike trails, a pond for fishing and picnic facilities.

In the middle of the lake there is a small mound accessable by foot-bridge, that leads to a section of the original log road, which was the first road built in Cape May County.

The zoo started as a child's petting zoo in the mid-1970's. Since then it has grown to what it is today, the Cape May County Zoo with exhibits including: cougars, monkeys, tigers, bobcats, exotic birds and lions.