Turtle Back Zoo Opens Lion and Hyena Exhibit

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On Tuesday, 6/13/17, the Turtle Back Zoo opened their Lion and Hyena Exhibit in the zoo’s African Adventure area. It is fitting to have lions in the Turtle Back Zoo as they are the main figure on the Essex County seal. The Ronald J. Mount lion and hyena exhibit is one half acre in size. Mount, after whom the exhibit is named, contributed generously to the “Bears in the Backyard” exhibit when it was built in 2005 at the Turtle Back Zoo. The bear exhibit was the first exhibit designed to house animals in areas that replicate their natural habitats. The Turtle Back Zoo partnered with members of the Mount family to turn Mount’s dream of having lions in the zoo into reality.

Exposed rock formations have been added to the lion and hyena exhibit as a means of attracting lions to three main viewing areas. A heated stone patio is also a part of the exhibit to encourage the lions to rest where visitors will have a great view!

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