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Step into the Wild at Turtle Back Zoo

A whole world of animal life is at your fingertips when you visit Turtle Back Zoo. This New Jersey institution is teeming with wonder and beauty, from black bears to Australian kangaroos, to prairie dogs, tropical birds, and exotic butterflies.

New Jersey Attractions Bring the Wild to City Life

Need things to do in northern NJ? Head to the zoo for a treat.

Exhibits and Mainstays

Observe a pack of wolves in Wolf Woods and get up close. You may see them sleeping, eating, or playing in a naturalistic setting.

The Aviary has a dizzying display of hundreds of birds from Australia. You’ll see budgerigars, which are a type of parakeet, along with lorikeets and kookaburras.

Stop by Essex Farm to meet a literal barnyard of animals, including goats, horses, sheep, and fowl. Check out the resident pig and let the little ones hop on a pony ride.

Upcoming Events

Zoo-vies happen every Wednesday night after the zoo closes. A fun outdoor movie is screened that’s perfect for the whole family.

Night Moves is a special look at all the nocturnal animals at the zoo. You’ll get a guided tour and discover how creatures come alive at night. The next tour is on September 8.

Make sure you stay with us here at the Regency House Hotel if you will be visiting New Jersey attractions like the Turtle Back Zoo.

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