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Salisbury Zoo

Get a closer look at jaguars, red wolves and other animals from the Americas in this picturesque zoo near Beaverdam Creek.

More than 110 animals from North and South America amble across 12 acres (4.9 hectares) of picturesque scenery in Salisbury Zoo. Stroll through the maze of pleasant paths on a sunny afternoon and watch the intriguing creatures. Jaguars, American alligators and red wolves are among the highlights of this collection.

The zoo is known for its array of animals from the Americas. See flamingos, spider monkeys and North American turtles. It is a great place for kids to encounter exotic animals for the first time. Use tables and benches dotted around the park to take a break during your visit.

Walk along the small wooden pier on Beaverdam Creek and enjoy the view of the water. It is next to the llamas and the Patagonian maras, which look like large rabbits. There is a large park area near the jaguar enclosure. Take the kids to the vast green fields and sit with a picnic. Play Frisbee or soccer on the grass or sunbathe in the relaxing setting.

Make your way to the gift shop, Ocelot Spot, to purchase t-shirts, toys and stuffed animals. Attend a workshop with your children, where they can learn about ecosystems and endangered species. Bring younger kids to enjoy story time. Dine at the Beastro restaurant, which is open in the summer.

The zoo was established in 1954 as part of a park; large scenic enclosures were added in the 1970s. It became known for holding the world’s oldest captive-born Andean bear, Poopsie, who died in 2011 at the age of 37.

The site opens daily from morning until late afternoon, but is closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving. It is free to enter, although you may offer donations to help keep it running.

Salisbury Zoo is about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east of the city center. Park Lake, Beaverdam Creek and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are near the zoo. Find the parking lot at the eastern entrance.


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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salisbury $89
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salisbury

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    3.6 of 5
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    Best Western Salisbury Plaza $74
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    Best Western Salisbury Plaza

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      3.2 of 5
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        Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salisbury $85
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          Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Salisbury, MD $109
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