Cape May Zoo offers free family fun

June 22, 2009 6:15:38 AM PDT
If you're looking for a free day of family fun at the Jersey shore, check out the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

"We've got like 250 species and about 550 animals, including a good variety of exotic animals," explains Dr. Hubert Paluch, a veterinarian and the Zoo's director.

Giraffes, zebras and ostriches occupy the African savannah area.There's a reptile house, a lion and a tiger, whose habitat is getting an upgrade this summer.

"One of our most popular residents is Rocky the Tiger, " explains Lenora Boninfante, Cape May County's communications director.

She says Rocky will get a new habitat with rocks to climb on and a waterfall.

And as much as the zoo has to offer, it's not the only attraction in the 200 acre complex.

There are also nature trails, tennis and basketball courts, a picnic area and a fishing pond.

"And it's all free, 364 days a year, " Boninfante says. The park is closed on Christmas day.

For more information on the Cape May County Zoo, click here.

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