Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
Thurmont, Maryland

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo is located in Thurmont, Maryland (Between Frederick, MD and Gettysburg, PA) and is open 7 days a week. The Preserve and Zoo covers over 50 acres of ground and is home to over 900 exotic animals. My experience at the zoo was great, it's a very relaxed environment that gives you an up close and personal experience with all of the animals. There are free roaming ducks and geese that will follow you around and even eat from your hand. My personal favorite animals were the Jaguar, African Lioness and the White Bengal Tiger, these big cats are absolutely gorgeous.

Below you will find a collection of photos I shot during my March 2008 visit to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo.