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South Jersey Zoos & Aquariums

Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Meet: Button and Genny
Deep in the waters of Hippo Haven, these Nile hippos and longtime pals love to greet kids by showing off their graceful leaps and glides or pressing their noses against the glass for a closer look at their admirers. See life-sized replicas of the pair’s prehistoric predecessors at the aquarium’s Dinosaurs of the Deep exhibit, but hurry; it ends this month. Pick up a show schedule when you arrive for daily programs including 4D shows and keeper talks.


EPZ's Blue FrogCape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May
Meet: Gracie & Gretta
Take a break from the beach and visit these zebra sisters. The two teens like to take it easy, often grazing alongside dad Sarge or trotting around the yard, showing off their sleek stripes for spectators. Don’t forget to bring some quarters to feed the goats and a packed lunch to enjoy at one of the park’s shaded picnic tables. 

Cohanzick Zoo, Bridgeton
Meet: Koko
This white-handed gibbon is drawn to large crowds; the primate puts on a performance, swiftly jumping from rope to rope among the treetops. Once he breaks for a banana, go next door to the kid-friendly outdoor splash park.


​Jenkinson's Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach
Meet: Luseal & Seaquin
The popular harbor seal duo join almost two dozen African penguins that slip, slide and swim for the crowd in a colorful shoreline habitat. Make sure to also check out the new baby clownfish. The school is the first to be successfully bred at the aquarium. Your hand is stamped when you enter the aquarium, so you can break for lunch and re-enter.

Popcorn Park Zoo, Forked River
Meet: BooBoo
Before this American black bear arrived at this zoo filled with rescued animals, she was ill-used as a car dealership’s roadside attraction. Now her favorite pastimes are flaunting her roar and charming visitors in hopes of a popcorn handout. Another notable resident, Princess the Camel, “predicts” NFL winners during football season each year. (She chooses which hand she’d like to receive a treat from her feeder, which corresponds to a team.)  The zoo also features a picnic area and a center where you can rescue a pet of your own. 

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