Turtle Back Zoo

On Sunday, December 13, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) welcomed the Owens family from Plainfield, NJ, as the 700,000th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo during 2015. This is the first time that attendance has exceeded the 700,000 mark and the 11th consecutive year that a new annual attendance record has been set at the Zoo.

The Executive presented a special gift basket filled with toys, stuffed animals and merchandise from Turtle Back Zoo, along with a one-year membership to the Essex County Zoological Society to the family – father Willie, mother Tana and their children Nazir, 10, Allysa, 5, and Chanel, 3.

(Photo by Glen Frieson)