HOW ANIMALS AND PEOPLE KEEP COOL AT TURTLE BACK ZOO
Important Information To Keep in Mind This Summer!
(July 8, 2010 West Orange, NJ) With over 200 species of animals in residence and 500,000+ people expected to visit this year, a heat wave brings special concerns at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The AZA-accredited zoo was designed with protecting both animals and people in mind, including addressing the issues posed by warmer weather.
Helping the Zoo Animals Keep Cool
o Fishcicles fish frozen in blocks of ice (otters)
o Bloodcicles frozen blocks of blood (carnivores, like our Amur leopard)
o Fruitcicles fruit frozen in blocks of ice (bears)
o Sprinklers (elk, bison, kangaroos, Scottish Highland cows)
o Pools (penguins)
Helping the Zoo Visitors Keep Cool
o Spraying misters throughout the Zoo
o Jumping fountains that splash on the visitor path
o Air conditioned exhibits (Reptile House, Bears)
o Cool breeze on the free train ride
o Ice cream and Italian ices
o Cold bottled water available in vending machines throughout the Zoo
o Evening hours on Family Night Wednesdays (summer only), for visiting during a cooler portion of the day
The safety of our animals and our visitors is our number one priority, and weve built in protection of both into the overall Turtle Back Zoo experience, said Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Zoo Director. Summer can bring some extreme temperatures, but it is also a great time of year to see many of our animals in action.
Visit Turtle Back Zoo at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, and dont forget to wear your sunscreen. For Zoo membership and information about the Zoological Society of NJ, visit www.turtlebackzoo.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TurtleBackZoo or follow @TurtleBackZoo on Twitter.
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