“for the community to share & enjoy”
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.
I genuinely felt nervous for my children's safety at this "zoo". There are bears and tigers that are penned up in cages in what is akin to some guy's backyard. If it weren't for the large carnivores, this would be a kind of back woods petting zoo, underfunded but well intended.
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Tri-State Zoological Park
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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