Cape May Zoo Ranked Among America’s Best

There are other accolades for the Cape May County Zoo.

The zoo announced Wednesday that it had been re-accredited by major U.S. accrediting organizations; the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Zoological Association of America.

Cape May County Commissioner Andrew Bulakowski said there are only ten zoos in the country that have achieved accreditation from the AZA and ZAA, according to the Atlantic City Press.

“These honors assure our community that the Cape May County Zoo cares for its resident animals to the highest and strictest standards,” Bulakowski said.

“Everywhere I go, I hear positive comments about our zoo, and with the number of visitors we get year-round, we knew we had the best zoo and parks in the area.”

The Cape May Zoo continues to be one of the top-ranked zoos in America, according to Dr. Alexander Ernst, the zoo’s associate veterinarian.

“After these intensive reviews and inspections, the AZA and ZAA Accreditation Commissions have both issued their decisions to fully accredit the Cape May County Zoo for the next five years,” Ernst said in a Press release.

The accreditation process includes reviews of animal care and welfare, veterinary care, community outreach, and education and safety protocols. The zoo was last accredited in 2018.

Cape May County Park and Zoo is the fifth best-reviewed zoo in the United States and ranked 13th in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

The zoo welcomes around 620,000 visitors each year. The Cape May Zoo, opened in 1978, is home to approximately 550 animals representing approximately 250 species.

The Cape May Zoo is free and open every day except Christmas.

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