Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Jersey - Cape May County Zoo

I'd been hankering for a while to visit a zoo, and so while on our New Jersey beach vacation, the husband/lover/driver complied and took me to the Cape May County Zoo.

The Cape May County Zoo is a 200 acre park and zoo which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  About 550 inhabitants representing 250 species reside in this pristine preserve.

The park includes both natural wooded areas and open space parcels which accommodate a variety of exotic and native animals including Snow Leopards, tigers, lions, and Mountain bongo.

Included within the zoo are the World of Birds Aviary and the Reptile and Amphibian House.

According to TripAdvisor, this zoo ranks #3 of all zoos in the United States.  It was a lovely property with well maintained walkways and pavilions for resting and viewing the animals.  Besides being a wonderful zoo and park, it's FREE.

I'm sure most of my readers have been to a zoo at some point in their lives.  And I, like you, have my favorites.  Usually I am most fascinated by the monkeys.  Their behaviors are so eerily human-like and just plain funny.

However, this time there were other animals that captured my attention more.  These two giraffes seemed so graceful and followed each other around.  It's hard for me to believe that such large animals would have a fear of anything, but I've heard that giraffes have a fear of heights. 

I also got a kick out of watching the turtles fighting for space on this log.  In some moments there were so many turtles lined up along the log, that the littlest ones would sit on the backs of the larger ones.  

And finally, this little guy made the coup d'etat of the whole zoo.  Wouldn't you agree?

He just made me laugh, and with that, we concluded another great day at the beach.


  1. Maybe that last "little" guy should go on a diet. . . Thanks for the tour. I laughed at your statement that giraffes are afraid of height.

  2. Seems like the big cats spend most of the time sleeping, sure make sit hard to get a good picture.