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Our Trip to Cape May County Zoo

Last year Jaiden and I went to the Cape May County Zoo while with my dad for a weekend. We were going to head to the beach but the traffic was just too much, so we detoured to The Cape May County Zoo and in my opinion, it was well worth it.

I hope you enjoy taking the trip with us through the photos I have taken.
Please note, this post is photo heavy!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_001I am a huge fan of the zoo. I know there are a lot of people who are not a fan because of the animals being caged up and what not, which I totally understand. I am all about animals living in their natural habitat. But we are not here to speak politics on the zoo.

I love all creatures and think they are fascinating. With that being said, let’s begin our tour of the Cape May County Zoo

Cape-May-County-Zoo_002This beauty stayed way back in his/her cage but I was able to get a nice shot of him or her. I think owls are beautiful but a Snowy Owl is just Stunning. I mean that white coat is just beautiful.

Cape-May-County-Zoo_003I love pork but pigs are just too cute!! I mean I know they are messy but come on. They are just so darling!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_004Cape-May-County-Zoo_006Cape-May-County-Zoo_005Red-Tailed Hawk – I don’t think I have to say much here. I mean he/she is just absolutely stunning! I couldn’t take my eyes off of him/her. She/he just sat there looking pretty, moved just a bit, enough for me to get another angle. =) I think it was on purpose! — Don’t disagree and ruin it for me! HAHA

Cape-May-County-Zoo_007Cape-May-County-Zoo_008You can’t go wrong with a cow. I mean she’s a cutie for sure and would not stay still! Everyone was giving him so much attention and she sure did love it! Jaiden, the little guy in the blue, was excited to be able to feed her.

Cape-May-County-Zoo_009I want a goat…. Do I need to say more? =)
I didn’t think so…. =P

I love Peacocks! I think their colors are just stunning and are full of life. I mean look at that blue! It’s just so blue and screams looks at me! This dude was all about showing off. It was funny. Animals are seriously so smart! He just walked around strutting his stuff!

This guy too. Mr. Rooster. He appeared out of no where first off. There was bust and he just popped out from it! It was like he heard people and was like… That’s my Qu. I need to put on a show! He ruffled his feathers like he was the master! It was so cute!!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_015Cape-May-County-Zoo_016Back to this fella. Back to putting on a show. This part was awesome though. He kept rotating left to right and back again. It was seriously like he knew everyone was looking and wanted to show his feathers off… Not that I can blame him.

Cape-May-County-Zoo_017Cape-May-County-Zoo_018The American Bald Eagle was adopted ad the bird symbol of the United States in 1782. They are beautiful creatures and majestic. The American Bald Eagle was actually endangered at one point but as of 08.09.07 they were removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_019How could I not share this? Pop-Pop, Grandmom, and Jaiden. <3

Cape-May-County-Zoo_020While walking through the zoo, I tried to photograph the plaques with each animal. I wanted to be sure I knew what was what. There are so many different species it can be hard to keep up. If I am correct, this little fella is a Howler Monkey. He was just hanging out when we passed by. I personally think he is just darling!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_021Mr. Camel had no interest in turning around… So all I got was his butt! HAHAHA. I was able to get an okay shot of him eating though. =) He was hungry!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_022This Bison was just happy to follow the rest of his gang. It was so funny because they literally just followed each other around!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_023Cape-May-County-Zoo_024These African Lions were beautiful! I was sad I couldn’t have gotten a better shot. It was a but crowded near these guys and it was almost impossible for me to get a shot of them. Mr. was enjoying himself in the sun when she followed and started licking his head. =P

Cape-May-County-Zoo_025Capybara…. Basically, it’s a giant rodent! HAHA He’s actually cute. Google them! Not as ugly as rodents! It reminds me a GIANT silly looking guinea pig.

Cape-May-County-Zoo_026Cape-May-County-Zoo_027There was a reptile exhibit but we somehow skipped over it. However I spotted these fella’s while crossing over a bridge! I love turtles! They are so cute!

Bears are just cool creatures! This guy was pretty cool, he just kept pacing and standing. He kept doing it over and over. =)

Cape-May-County-Zoo_030I believe this little guy was a Marmoset. He was seriously the tiniest thing I had seen. I just wanted to scoop him up and take him home with me. =)

Cape-May-County-Zoo_031I don’t know what kind of bird this was. I didn’t see a plaque or anything and I am pretty sure it was a shared home. He just sat there the entire time. Just Chillin..

Cape-May-County-Zoo_032My dad ad Jaiden going over the Pathway to Diversity bridge. This is just love here!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_033This Ostrich was just hanging out! Didn’t care to do anything and I don’t blame him… it was hot!

The Giraffe’s and Ostriches shared the same area. They had so much room to roam and I love the feeder for the Giraffe! I thought that was pretty cool! You can grab food from above or under. =)

Cape-May-County-Zoo_036My baby boy in front of the Zebra’s. He had such a great time and smiled the entire time. Well almost. He was hungry by the end and just wanted food! Haha Boys are boys!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_037The Zebra’s were just hanging out eating. They are seriously so pretty though!!

As we were coming to the end of The Cape May County Zoo we came across the Red Fox. I don’t know about you, but he is just a beauty! That color and they way he shined in the sun!!

Cape-May-County-Zoo_039Lastly was the Patagonian Mara, which is also, basically, a large rodent! Haha. I don’t know, I thought they were cute! =P But that’s just me!

As you can see Our Trip to Cape May County Zoo was fun! We got to see a great group of different species and learned a lot about them. This wasn’t everything that was there either. When we were there the Snow Leopard’s exhibit was being set up and they are there now. I believe a few of the animals have been moved around too and there are more new species there. I can’t way to go back to The Cape May County Zoo.

We had so much fun and over all it was just a great time! And before I forget, the zoo is free. All they ask for is donations. I think that is probably my favorite part. You are able to enjoy a day out with your family for little money. No worries about spending $10 on a ticket for all your kids and even more for adults.

All donations are appreciated! Be sure to check out their website! There is so much information about them and I hope you have the pleasure of visiting like we did!

Let’s Chat
By what you have seen and read, what is most exciting to you about The Cape May County Zoo?


Disclosure: This post is entirely owned by and has not in any way been sponsored by Cape May County Zoo. All images are owned by All opinions are 100% my own.




  • dee

    I loved going to the zoo as a child! There is something magical about watching these wonderful creatures that you learned to love while you were in school. The Cape May County Zoo pictures are wonderful! you make me want to take a trip to my local zoo and relish in my childhood.

  • Gwendolyn Mulholland

    I love going to the zoo because you always see something new that you didn’t before. I love the pictures you took and also love to take pictures of the animals. It is amazing the shots you can capture. My favorite photos were the ones of the peacock, they are gorgeous animals.

  • Kita

    That’s one beautiful peacock. I just went on a zoo field trip with my daughter and her class. It was exhausting. So much walking but the kids loved it. Your pics are great and show the fun of visiting the zoo.

  • T. Marie

    OMG! Those pictures are AMAZING!!! It sounds like you guys had a blast at the zoo. I love all the animals I couldn’t pick a favorite but if it was life and death it would have to be the zebra… no wait… the fox… no the zebra…. no…. gah! idk. I love too many animals. lol. I would love to go just to pet a cow though. I have wanted to do that since FOREVER! but it’s hard to find a petting zoo with a cow. haha. I am jealous Jaiden I want to feed a cow!!!!

    Ahhhh! So much awesome I might fly up there just to go to that zoo :D

  • Kristy

    I absolutely love visiting the zoo. The wide variety of animals intrigues me. Peacocks are one of my favorite things to watch, because of how showy they are. Guess they have every right to be with all of those stunning feathers!

  • Maurene Cabrera

    Zoos are some of my most favorite places. I think they’re fantastic when it comes to appreciating the wonders and beauty of nature. You have many amazing photos! It is great that there are a lot of animals to see.

  • LauraFunk

    I love zoos! I had no clue that a cow and chicken were zoo animals. Around my parts people have them in their yard

  • Censie

    Looks like an amazing zoo! Your photos are great too. Some could totally be framed. We love taking zoo trips to the Denver Zoo here. Such a fun way to spend the day.

  • Travel Blogger

    You got some amazing shots. I love the OWL.

  • Alli Rutherford Smith

    I’m crazy for peacocks too! They are so beautiful. We took our kids to the zoo many times when they were growing up. I haven’t been lately, but I need to revisit the zoo.

  • Alyssa C

    Gorgeous pictures! It looks like you guys had a blast! Thank you for sharing your trip

  • franckxethee

    I love visiting zoos because it’s one way of interacting with nature. They do have a lot of animals housed at the county zoo.

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers

    We love going to the zoo as a family. We have a trip planned next week to go to ours, the kids really love the petting zoo. If I’m ever in the area of this zoo, I’d love to check it out too.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I remember trips to Cape May with my parents as a kid. They were such wonderful memories! I love taking my kids to the zoo now, so I’ll have to keep this place in mind.

  • Pam

    We always love visiting the zoo. This one looks like it is a lot of fun for kids and grown ups alike!

  • Liz Mays

    These are great pictures. I love the Patagonian maras! I’ve never seen animals like those before!

  • Sarah

    Looks like a lovely place to visit, so many animals to see! Love that.

  • April Mims

    I love visiting the zoo. It’s always so cool to see some of the exotic animals. My grandson is almost old enough to start enjoying a visit to the zoo – can’t wait to take him!

  • Bella

    My family loves visiting different zoos in our area. Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • kayla

    What a lovely wrap up with some amazing photos! I’ve always loved going to the Zoo as I just love animals! The bear is especially incredible! <3

  • michele d

    We love going to our local zoos. The kids have so much fun watching the animals. So educational!

  • Robin Ruehrwein

    This looks like it was such a great time! We love to visit the zoo.

  • Kit

    Your pictures are amazing especially the peacock. I went on a class trip to the zoo with my daughter a few weeks ago. It was exhausting but she loved it. She really loves birds so I will share your pics with her.

  • Nikka Shae

    I would love to visit this place with my family!! It looks like a great time.

  • Wow… All these pictures are amazing!! It sounds like you guys had a great time and lot of fun!! Thank you for sharing your trip!

  • Anosa

    These are some amazing pictures I think they beat going to the beach any day

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