It’s hard to keep track, but it seems like the Cape May County Zoo has been welcoming a lot of newcomers lately. There are the new baby zebras, there were the capybaras, the common marmoset, the ring-tailed lemur — oh, and don’t forget last December’s addition: the red panda.

Baby ring-tailed lemur born at the Cape May County Zoo
Baby ring-tailed lemur born at the Cape May County Zoo (Cape May County Zoo)

Now they’re ready to unveil their newest addition: the Safari Café.

The new eatery will have its grand opening on June 10. The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting, face painting, music and special guests, officials said; it will begin at 11 a.m.

The new Safari Café replaces the old Safari Café, which will now be re-branded Safari Express, a takeout window in the courtyard outside the zoo.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, the new restaurant will be an enclosed, climate-controlled venue with indoor seating for 50 and outdoor seating for 250. Customers will have to enter the zoo to dine at the new café.

According to a statement,

“We continue to work on bringing new additions to the zoo, which is one of the reasons the Cape May County Zoo continues to be ranked as one of the best in the country,” said county Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the zoo.

The menu will include plenty of healthy options, more ice cream novelties, and high-quality sandwiches. Proceeds from the Safari Café benefit the Zoo.

The zoo is part of Cape May County Park on Rte. 9 North in Cape May Courthouse.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle only.

You can now listen to Deminski & Doyle — On Demand! Hear New Jersey’s favorite afternoon radio show any day of the week. Download the Deminski & Doyle show wherever you get podcasts, on our free app, or listen right now.

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

NJ words that should be added to the dictionary

13 words submitted by Steve Trevelise's followers for inclusion in the Dictionary — because somebody's got to explain New Jersey to the rest of the country.

Questions to ask to see if someone’s REALLY from New Jersey

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM