Something I always forget about Jersey is that we have some really cool zoos.

It's not something I think of often, and when I heard that one of the most popular zoos in the state was getting ready to make some drastic changes, I was all ears.

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I will say, now that I have a two-and-a-half-year-old niece, my wife and I are always looking for fun things to do with her when she visits.

She really enjoys going to the Jenskinsons aquarium in Point Pleasant, and we still have to take her to Popcorn Park in Forked River.

In the near future, we'll have to try and get her down to the Cape May Zoo, especially since they're getting ready to close down one of the more popular exhibits.

Photo by Alexander Ross on Unsplash
Photo by Alexander Ross on Unsplash

It's an exhibit that's been open for the past 25 years and was always something I looked forward to checking out when I visited as a kid.

What Popular Exhibit Is Permanently Closing At The Cape May County Zoo?

As I mentioned, it's something I know I really enjoyed checking out when I'd visit, so I'm sad to see it go.

According to, it appears as though the World Of Birds Aviary Exhibit will be permanently closing in the near future.

Photo by Annie Lang on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Lang on Unsplash

Apparently, after 25 years the tropical conditions required inside the building have wreaked havoc and the building is now beyond repair.

The zoo is relocating the birds to other zoos around the country, I don't think you can adopt one as a pet though.

Because that thought briefly crossed my mind!

There's no exact timeline for when the exhibit will close, but the zoo says that something will take the place of the bird exhibit in the future.

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