Last Chance: Bear Awareness Day
Turtle Back Zoo Celebrate Bears this Saturday
Come celebrate Bear Awareness Day with Jelly and Jam, Turtle Back Zoo's two American Black Bears and learn all about bears from around the world.
The black bears are twin sisters, Jelly and Jam. They arrived as orphaned cubs in the spring of 2005. By the summer of 2008 they will be mature and weigh between 250 and 300 pounds.
Educational material is available throughout the exhibit. Take time to read the information panels for bear facts, their history, and how to behave around them. On the pathway are animal tracks impressions. Try to identify them.
Turtle Back Zoo is located at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange. The zoo is open on Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm