Not all zoos get good reviews from environmentalists and protectors of wildlife. But for many people, especially in urban areas, it may be their only contact with some species, and they can be an educational experience for attendees about issues such as habitat loss and threatened species.
New Jersey has several small zoos and recently Cape May County Park & Zoo was selected as the 13th-best zoo in the world, according to TripAdvisor.com. The approximately 200-acre facility in the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township is also fifth among U.S. zoos. The rankings are based on thousands of user-submitted reviews.
The reviewers say “One of the best zoo's on the East Coast and it's free.”