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gazebo.jpg (10322 bytes) The Cape May County Park/Zoo is one of the finest area attractions in Cape May County.   Located on Route 9, two miles north  of Cape May Court House, the Park has been a popular place to visit for many years - for both area residents and vacationers alike.
The Park began as a 40 acre tract which was donated to the County in 1942.  It's present size is approximately 120 acres which includes picnic facilities, a playground, nature and bike trails and a pond for fishing.  
A small mound in the middle of the Park's lake which can be seen from Rt. 9 is part of the first road built in the county.   This section of the original corduroy log road was purposely left as a landmark.   A foot-
bridge crosses the lake to this monument.A gazebo in the center of the lake is a popular place for weddings.
The zoo was added in the mid-1970's and started out a a children's petting zoo.  The Cape May County Zoo has since grown to what is today, with exhibits including: Charlie Camel, Jerome Giraffe, Brutus and Tinkerbell Cougar, monkeys, tigers, bobcats exotic birds, and much, much more.
An education program sponsored by the Zoo began in the late 1980's. It started out as a summer day camp program which is now known as "Zoo Camp."  This education program has further developed into a full curriculum which includes a TV Distance Learning Program.

The Cape May County Zoo's state-of-the-art aviary opened its doors in May 1998. The aviary is an environmentally controlled building which house 40 species of tropical birds and approximately 80 species of plants.  
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The Cape May County Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums ranking it among the finest zoos in the world.
Cape May County - A Pictorial History, Herb Beitel and Vance Enck, The Donning Publishers, Copyright 1988.

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