The Cape May County Zoo is a popular destination for a family-friendly day out and this summer they have two new attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Before July 4th Weekend, zoo officials announced the arrival of two new animals that are joining the South American exhibit: two female Greater Rhea will be living alongside the Capybaras.

According to Associate Veterinarian at the Cape May County Zoo Dr. Alexander Ernst, the Greater Rheas are about a year old and are coming to the zoo from Six Flags Great Adventure.

Cape May County Commissioner Andrew Bulakowski, who is the liaison to the Cape May County Parks and Zoo, said the following in a press release:

The continued growth of our Zoo family is exciting for the staff and visitors and adds to the educational experience for people of all ages. I encourage everyone to make a trip to the Zoo as often as possible to see how it changes and becomes better each time you go. The Greater Rheas are just two of the new arrivals this year.

The other new attraction for visitors during July and August is the 2023 Concert in the Park Series.

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Visitors are invited to bring chairs and blankets to set up in front of the bandstand which is located to the right of the zoo's main entrance with each concert performance on stage from 2 to 3 PM.

Here is the current schedule of performers:

  • July 7: Jay Daniels
  • July 22: Cumberland County Wind Symphony
  • July 28: Hungrytown
  • July 29: John Walter Community Band
  • August 19: Loose Cannon Band
  • August 26: Suite Inspiration

Cape May County Zoo hours are 10 AM to 4:30 PM and park hours are 7 AM to Dusk. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information, you can visit their website.

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