Exploring zoos in the wintertime gives a perspective on climate changes on animals and how they have to adapt. It was a fun visit for Groundhogs Day.
Don’t miss visiting Miss “Edwina of Essex” next year at the Groundhog’s Day festivities. She will be the star of the show.
Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical
Turtle Back Zoo
500 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
Open: Sunday-Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
My review on TripAdvisor:
I have been coming to the Turtle Back Zoo since I was in elementary school when we used to come here on field trips. I remember as a child having lunch on the lawn with my class and feeding the animals. That was back in the 1970’s with the old zoo set up. I had read that the zoo was falling apart by 1995 and they were ready to close it down. Like anything else, these zoos and parks need an update every few years to keep them relevant.
In 2000, as master plan was started in what direction the zoo wanted to go and in the next twenty years, I have seen the results of that hard work. You have many nicer displays, some still being too…
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Don’t miss this interesting and engaging zoo in West Orange, NJ when the weather is warm.
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