The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is where people and animals get closer together. Ramble over 25 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres and gardens meeting animals who jump, swim, fly, roar and tweet to greet you.
Endearing Sun Bears, energetic Lemurs from Madagascar, Wallabies and Dingos from "down under" and some of the rarest and most entertaining monkeys in the world await you. Dangle your fingers among a hundred brilliantly colored Japanese Koi in the Japanese Garden and watch the sunlight on the ripples of its calming waters. Feed the dozens of free flying ducks and geese wandering among our ponds.
More adventuresome? African Lions, Asian Tigers, South American Jaguar, Arctic Wolves, American Alligators and oriental Sun Bears all live and breed on our grounds. Delve into the depths of Africa, Asia and the America’s on our Wildlife Safari Adventure within a breathe of two ton Buffalo snorting up the steps of your Safari carrier. Laugh as the gawky camels and amazing Zebra keep pace with your Safari driver. Magnificent hoofed animals from around the globe enjoy a pet and feeding opportunity from the safe confines of your Safari vehicle. Your family will enjoy a once in a lifetime experience
Yearly membership makes this adventure family affordable and invites you back time and time again for free. This 100 acre nonprofit Preserve is under the management of Global Wildlife Trust, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation of wild animals worldwide and conservation of all our natural resources locally.
Long-term efforts to sustain and expand the population of animals in protected environments have resulted in successfully breeding multiple generations of rare and endangered animals, including:
Ring-tailed and Ruffed Lemurs, Bengal Tigers, Sun Bears, Scarlet Macaws, Cottontop Tamarins, Geoffroy’s Marmosets, Jaguars, Australian Dingos, Asian Fishing Cats, Yellow-fronted Amazon Parrots, Swinhoe Pheasants, Booted Macaques, Tonkean Macaques, Yellow Anaconda and Monocle Cobra