Turtle Back Zoo

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.

Make sure you stay with us here at the Baymont Inn & Suites if you will be visiting New Jersey attractions like the Turtle Back Zoo.