Pet lovers in the Cecil County, Maryland area will be excited to hear that the Plumpton Park Zoo plans to reopen under new management in the fall of 2010.
Many Cecil County residents and visitors from the surrounding area have spent a good deal of time exploring the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland and were saddened by Mr. Plumstead's decision to close down the zoo during the summer of 2010. The zoo, which is a rescue facility that was open to the public to enjoy and explore, closed when Mr. Plumstead, the owner, visited the zoo after returning to Maryland from a stay in Florida, and was not happy with what he saw.
Original reports stated that the zoo would close and the rescue animals that have become special friends for many children in the area would be relocated to other rescue situations. However, a couple from New Jersey stepped in to buy the zoo. They plan to reopen the zoo and are considering an expansion. Many of the animals that local children are attached to are still in the zoo. Several local residents are anxious to see if their favorites are there.
"We loved seeing the peacocks. They were so beautiful,' said Pam Clark, a local parent who visited the zoo several times with her family.
Residents who would like to help the zoo reopen can make donations on the zoo site at plumptonparkzoo.org.