South Jersey is home to three zoos, including the state's first as well one of the world's best-reviewed zoos.

Bridgeton's new tiger cubs

The Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton recently got two new tiger cubs name Mahesha and Rishi. The baby tigers are 3 1/2 months old. Jan. 11, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Cohanzick Zoo

45 Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton

New Jersey’s first zoo, opened in 1934, is located within the 1,100-acre Bridgeton City Park. Stroll through the bird aviary then see a real live white tiger, monkeys, bears, lemurs, big cats and snakes. Sign up the kids for the popular Zoo Camp in July. Free.

For more information, call 856-453-1658 or visit

Cape May County Park & Zoo

A large crowd of people watches a tiger at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. April 16 2017. (Viviana Pernot / Staff Photographer)

Cape May County Park and Zoo

707 Route 9, Cape May Court House

This beautiful zoo is home to more than 500 animals representing 250 species. Visit the African Savannah, 57 acres of giraffes, zebras, tigers, antelopes and ostriches, the Reptile House and the World of Birds. Look for the 13 flamingos from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

Adjacent to the zoo is a park that includes picnic areas, fishing ponds, tennis courts, athletic fields and playgrounds. Free. Open daily, 10 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 609-465-5271 or visit

ats zoos

Turtles at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, Lacey Twp. Monday September 8,2008

Popcorn Park Zoo

1 Humane Way, Forked River

This 7-acre zoo is run by the Associated Humane Societies. It provides a most welcome refuge for animals that are elderly, sick, abandoned, abused or injured, and can no longer survive in the wild.

Among the residents are lions, tigers, a camel, emus, wallabies and monkeys. Domestic animals such as horses, steer. sheep, pigs and goats roam the grounds.

For more information, call 609-693-1900 or visit

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