Salisbury Free Zoo
Location: 755 South Park Drive, Salisbury, MD 21802-2979. See the map to the right for location and directions.
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- Free admission and parking!
- Paved walkways between exhibits.
- Varied animals from the Americas.
- They have a very friendly green-winged Macaw that likes to pose for pictures.
This zoo is a great find and an exceptional side trip on your way to, or from Ocean City or Assateague Island. The zoo takes an hour or two to walk around, and features lots of varied animals, some seem friendly, others, not so much, like this next fella:
I always get the feeling that alligators think of me as lunch, well, not today anyway. I’ve got a cage keeping me out of his lunch plans.
There were lots of ducks inside and outside of the park, geese too. I wonder if the wildfowl are seeking out the zoo ducks, or if it’s just the water and trees in the area that cause the attraction.
The flamingos seemed pretty shy, but I don’t blame them. I didn’t have any fish, and it was pretty hot that day, I bet they would rather just stay in the shade.
We waited around for this Kookaburra to do his thing, a sound which I wouldn’t even know how to describe, so I’ll include a youtube video of a pair making their iconic noise:
The park is a great day trip if your in the area, and I highly recommend leaving a donation, it can’t be cheap for the park to maintain a free access park, and we need more of these things in this world!