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Posted on: September 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Dedication of New Golden Lion Tamarin Exhibit at the Cape May County Zoo

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Join Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes and the Plousis family of Ocean City for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Golden Lion Tamarin exhibit at the Cape May County Zoo. The new exhibit will be dedicated in memory of Kathleen Plousis, late wife of former U.S. Marshal James Plousis, who had a love of all animals.

The exhibit is larger and taller than the previous habitat, an increase from 12ft to 16ft tall. The new screening is almost invisible, allowing for easier viewing by the public. The enclosure is not only bigger, but stronger, and will have all new furnishings inside.

The Golden Tamarin Lion from Southeastern Brazil is severely endangered because its habitat has been fragmented into small, unconnected areas. About 1,500 golden lion tamarins live in the wild.

Due to inclement weather, the dedication has been postponed to Saturday, October 24 at 12 p.m. The dedication will take place at the Cape May County Zoo. Directions to the exhibit can be obtained at the entrance to the park.

Contact: Jean Whalen, Assistant Park Director
(609) 463-4139

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