As of November 1, 2013 the Tri-State Zoo will be closed for the season. We will be reopening in mid April weather permitting. We can be available for tours by appointment only, by calling 301-724-2400. We can also bring our Zoo to you! Please visit our "Education, Programs & Birthdays" page for more information! Thank you for all of your continued support!
Our Dream for this zoo...
Starting back in his childhood, founder and owner Bob Candy had a dream to open a zoo. His unofficial zoo began at an early age as he always told his parents how much he loved animals, always bringing something new home. Now a proud resident of Cumberland for over 20 years he has finally gotten the chance to make his childhood dream a reality, while sharing his love for the animals with the community. With the help and support of his wife Donna, the first phase of the Tri-State Zoo began in the spring of 2003. With the first step of establishing the zoo completed, plans to expand are already underway with new animals arriving all the time. We plan to make this the best zoo around, something for the community to share and enjoy for years to come. Along with the knowledgeable staff working at the zoo, there are a number of volunteers, many of them from the local schools, with a desire of their own to be around these wonderful creatures, assisting to make your visit something to remember. As a non-profit organization, the Tri-State Zoo hopes to continue to further expand its fences to make this not only a dream for the staff but also for the community.
Our Future Plans
We have many fantastic ideas still ahead here at the Tri-State Zoo. With approximately 16 acres here to work with, we are constantly expanding. Most of the animals that have made their homes here are rescues or donations, and we expect to receive more in the future. With help from local sponsors and support from the public, we hope to continually bring you an ever growing variety of animals. Every admission and donation helps to grow our animal family, provide natural habitat exhibits, provide food for the animals, as well as fund educational programs.