Tri-State Zoological Park

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Tri-State Zoological Park
Date opened 2003
Location Cumberland, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°39′49″N 78°42′54″W / 39.6636247°N 78.7148692°W / 39.6636247; -78.7148692Coordinates: 39°39′49″N 78°42′54″W / 39.6636247°N 78.7148692°W / 39.6636247; -78.7148692
Land area 16 acres (6.5 ha)

The Tri-State Zoological Park is a 16-acre (6.5 ha) zoo located in Cumberland, Maryland, United States. The nonprofit zoo opened in 2003,[1] and contains mainly exotic animals rescued or in need of homes, including lions, tigers, primates, various exotics, birds and reptiles.

The zoo is privately owned by Bob Candy of Cumberland and has no paid employees, run only by volunteers.[2]

March 2006 fire[edit]

On the morning of March 29, 2006, the main building was destroyed by fire, with the loss of approximately 100 animals. The only animals inside the building that survived were two alligators. All of the animals housed away from the main building were not harmed.[1] The cause of the fire was ruled accidental due to older electrical wiring beneath the building, and the zoo and animal rescue has remained open.


  1. ^ a b Hernandez, Nelson (31 March 2006). "Fire at Zoo Kills Scores of Animals". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Gilbert, Marie (21 April 2013). "Hagerstown couple plans concert to raise funds for Cumberland, Md., zoo". Herald Mail. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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