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Sea Turtle Recovery to Release Four Healthy Sea Turtles at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

September 4, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept. 5, 2018.

STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have rehabilitated and released 23 endangered and threatened sea ...

New Entrance to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to Open in Spring 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th.

The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days.

The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open Spring 2019.


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Come meet and read with Cruz! Cruz is a retired racing greyhound! Greyhounds are the second fastest land animal (behind the cheetah) and can run up to 45 miles an hour. He lived in Florida, ran 104 races and won 17 of them. Now that he’s retired (at age 5), he enjoys walks, car rides, lots of naps, and reading in the nice quiet library.

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