Animal Encounters & Guided Tours

Animal Encounters & Guided Tours are a great way to experience the Cape May County Zoo. These special tours are also an amazing way to support our free zoo and all of the animals that call it home.

Private Guided Zoo Tour


Join us on a Private Guided Zoo Tour! This tour begins prior to our Zoo opening giving our participants exclusive access to the zoo before hours! During this 80-minute tour you will be guided through the zoo by one of our knowledgeable zoo educators while introducing you to the various species that call the Cape May County Zoo Home. This one-of-a-kind tour is limited to 8 people. 

Private Guided Tours are $200 for 1-4 people. Each additional person is $50 (maximum number of participants is 8).

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Animal Encounters

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Two-Toed Sloth Encounters

Come meet Tilly up-close and personal during our new Two-Toed Sloth Encounter. During this 20-minute encounter you will get to learn all about this amazing and unique rainforest species as they show you what it is like to care for a baby sloth. There will be plenty of photo opportunities on this encounter so don't forget to bring your camera to capture this one of a kind experience with our adorable baby sloth.

  • Starting mid-November, Sloth Encounters will be offered at 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm daily.
  • This encounter is $400 for 1-4 people. Additional guests are $75 per person. (12 person max)
  • The Sloth Encounters will be held in the Discovery Outpost.

*Please be advised, there will be no holding, touching, or feeding this animal during the encounter.*

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Capybara Encounter

Capybara Encounters will be available during the month of December. Please call to inquire about reservations. Future reservation dates TBD.

During this approximately 20-minute encounter you will have the opportunity to be up-close and personal with our Capybara Family and offer them "browse" to eat, while our educators teach you all about these amazing aquatic rodents! Reservation times and dates are available for viewing on the booking page.

  • Available various days at 10:30 am.
  • This encounter is $400 for 1-4 people. Additional guests are $75 per person. (6 people max). All encounters are private.


 

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Giraffe Encounter 

Giraffe encounters occur daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm (March-November). During this approximately 20-minute encounter you will have the opportunity to stand on ground level with the giraffes and offer them 'browse' to eat, while our educators teach you all about the resident 'tower' of giraffes that call the Cape May County Zoo home!

Pricing and Reservations

  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people. Additional guests are $35 per person. (8 people max). All encounters are private.
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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Camel Encounter 
Camel encounters are offered daily at 2:00 PM. During this approximately 30-minute encounter you will go behind the scenes with our Zoo Educators and learn about the amazing adaptions camels have to survive. You will have the opportunity to get up-close with both our Bactrian and Dromedary camels and offer them "browse".

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people. Additional guests are $35 per person. (6 people max). All encounters are private
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Gift certificates available!
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Reptile Encounter: Aldabra Tortoise (CLOSED FOR SEASON)
Reptile Encounters are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2:30 pm. During this approximately 20-minute encounter you will have the opportunity to meet some of the oldest residents in the Zoo while feeding them some lettuce snacks. An Educator will teach you all about these ancient animals and their adaptations. 

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people. All encounters are private.
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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Meet & Greet: Willy the Pig

Willy the Pig encounters are offered daily at 2:00 pm. During this 15-minute Meet & Greet you will have the opportunity to brush, feed and have photos taken with Willy the Pig. 


Pricing and Reservations

  • This encounter is $100 for up tp 12 people. 
  • All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This Meet & Greet will take place at the Discovery Outpost.
  • Willy The Pig is also available for Pavilion Birthday Parties.