ZooQuarium closes after nearly 50 years in Yarmouth

The ZooQuarium, a Cape Cod attraction for nearly a half century, has closed. The Cape Cod Times reported that the family-owned petting zoo and aquarium on Route 28 in Yarmouth closed its doors on Dec. 1 and that the property is now for sale. Longtime operator Dennis Markham said closing the ZooQuarium was a difficult decision. Markham said most animals have been relocated to farms or other animal centers in the Northeast, including two ponies named Calvin and Pumpkin who were picked up by the Newbury-based New England Equine Rescue.