The Tri-State Zoological Park is a 16-acre (6.5 ha) zoo located in Cumberland, Maryland, United States. The nonprofit zoo opened in 2003, and contains mainly exotic animals rescued or in need of homes, including lions, tigers, primates, various exotics, birds and reptiles.Our Cumberland online trip itinerary builder makes visiting Tri State Zoological Park and other Cumberland attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The zoo is privately owned by Bob Candy of Cumberland and has no paid employees, run only by volunteers.
In February, 2020, four years after beginning a legal battle, PETA was able to remove three big cats from Tri-State Zoological Park.
The zoo is not accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Tri State Zoological Park reviews
I watched Bob anticipate the evening coming on& my son's reaction to his first roar...asking if my then 5 year old knew what nocturnal meant...asked if he knew the purpose of a roar asked my son if... more »
Absolutely incredible place. The owner truly cares for all his guests and animals there is no better way to see the beautiful personality of these wonderful animals to shine than to see them around him. You can truly see the love the animals feel for him (bob) and he feels for them. Visit every year and wont be stopping my visits anytime soon! Can only hope it gets the support it deserves! All the animals and people here are just marvelousm
My family were visiting the area just to get out and ran into this place. We had a fantastic time. My kids had a great time petting and feeding the animals. The staff that walked around were knowledgeable and very kind. The zoo is not a typical zoo. It is a RESCUE! they are solely dependent on donations and the money they make from emissions. It is a little run down but they are doing a good job and the animals seem to be cared for.
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