Wild New Jersey Exclusive: Winter at Turtle Back Zoo
A red panda takes a rest on a tree stump.
You might think winter is the off-season for the zoos of New Jersey. But for most of the animals at Turtle Back Zoo, this winter has been ideal. On a recent visit by Wild New Jersey's David Wheeler, the wolves, cougars, leopards, bison, black bears, and red pandas were far more active and visible than they are a warmer day. And for the human visitors, the Reptile House offered a chance to warm up.
Turtle Back Zoo sits on 15.5 acres in West Orange, New Jersey. You can also visit Turtle Back Zoo's website directly here Turtle Back Zoo.
WildNewJersey.tv meets Wild New Jersey.
An great horned owl looks out from its hideout.
A leopard shows off his pearly whites.
A cougar plays with its toys.
A pair of arctic wolves enjoy a little bit of sunshine.
All photos courtesy of David Wheeler of WildNewJersey.tv.