Turtle Back Zoo’s groundhog sees his shadow

According to rodent, we can expect six more weeks of winter

Turtle Back Zoo’s groundhog sees his shadow

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex Ed, resident groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2. The Groundhog Day legend states that if the groundhog sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter weather. In addition, Essex Ed predicted that the Atlanta Falcons would defeat […]

Nutley family is zoo visitor No. 750,000 for 2015

Prizes awarded to Zuniga family as annual total of visitors continues to grow

NUTLEY, NJ — Each year, Essex County keeps track of the number of people who visit Turtle Back Zoo in South Mountain Reservation. Each year that number gets bigger, and the county always celebrates when the previous record is broken. This year, the record-breaking visitors were members of the Zuniga family of Nutley, Melissa and […]

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