"The Zoological Society of New Jersey, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation, organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey. Its purpose is to promote the general welfare of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, a facility of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs; to stimulate the public’s interest in the growth, improvement, and development of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo through education and research with an emphasis on natural conservation of all species of animals; to support and sponsor fund-raising events to help in the financing of new facilities, purchase of equipment, and acquisition of animals; to encourage membership in the Society by persons interested in the promotion of the physical and aesthetic qualities of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, and to stimulate the public interest in the development and enjoyment of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and of animals everywhere."


Purchasing a membership to the Turtle Back Zoo through this storefront lets you enjoy all of the benefits of membership while supporting two great causes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization. Thank you for your support!

CLICK HERE to visit the fundraising storefront!


Purchase from their Amazon Wish list

Show your love for the Turtle Back Zoo by supporting the Zoological Society of NJ in one of the ways below:

  • Giving a Donation
  • Adopting an Animal
  • Reserving a Plaque on Our Donor Wall
  • Gifting a Tribute
  • Joining the Owl Society
  • Participating in Corporate Matching
  • Donating an Item from our Amazon Wishlist


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