The Zoo is totally free but they do ask for a "donation" at the gate...we usually drop in a twenty dollar bill, sometimes more as it's a beautiful zoo to visit. The parking is free and there is a lot of parking available. If you are looking for handicapped parking spaces, they are towards the front of the zoo, near the entrance.
Before you get into the actual zoo...you will find a cafe & grill where you can pick up a bite to eat and/or you can shop the zoo's gift shop. The gift shop has a lot of nice items...but I do feel they are really over-priced, so I rarely buy anything in there.
|Beautiful Peacock at the Zoo|
After that area we went to see some of the zoo's many primates. They had ringtail lemurs, various types of monkeys and a red lion faced tamarin. Visiting the primates is one of our favorite areas at the zoo since we love the primates! I am hoping that in the future the zoo can expand and get even more primates for us to see! Right past the primates you will find some pink flamingos, the ducks and the beautiful swans!
We then went on to visit the cheetah and the lion. My grand daughter was scared of the lion when he roared but once she saw Rocky the Tiger...well, let's just say she wasn't scared any more! She loves tigers and Rocky was up and playing with a gigantic ball that they had in his pen. He is one beautiful big cat!
The snow leopards were one of our favorite animals to see...especially since the mom snow leopard had two beautiful babies a few months ago. Wow...they are beautiful but on the day we were there, mom wouldn't come out but the babies did!
|Red Panda at the Zoo|
|The Zebra at the Zoo|
This is a really large zoo that is beautifully laid out! You will want to allow at least 3 1/2 hours of time to go through the zoo and see all of the animal exhibits. The day that we visited they were not crowded at all and it was a beautiful weather day.
|The Beautiful Giraffe at the Zoo|
I do recommend that you eat before visiting the Cape May County Zoo because I feel their food & beverages are expensive and their food isn't very good (my personal opinion). There are pavilions right outside of the entrance gate so you can pack a lunch and have a family picnic to save some money and there is a playground where the kids can play to burn off some energy.
Your family will love visiting this zoo and we make a point to visit it at least twice every year. Enjoy your day!