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Giraffe At New Jersey's Turtle Back Zoo Dies During Medical Procedure

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An 18-foot tall Masai giraffe at New Jersey’s Turtle Back Zoo has died from complications during a medical procedure.

Hodari arrived at the zoo in Essex County from South Carolina in 2015, and was one of four giraffes that were part of the zoo’s African Adventure. 154 more words


Giraffe dies during dental operation at zoo

An 11-year-old giraffe died of complications from a dental procedure it had at a New Jersey zoo, officials said.

Hodari, an 18-foot-tall Masai giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon to fix his teeth after exhibiting “strange behavior,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo… 108 more words


Update on my fitness journey and Pre Ramadan thoughts.

My current weight for the last week is 167 lbs. I have changed my cardio regiment to speed rope, 50-100 jumps after every set followed by a 30 second cool down before going again. 981 more words

Health Stuff

Turtle Back Zoo's Spectacular Holiday Lights

Tonight we headed to the Turtle Back Zoo for their annual Holiday Lights Spectacular. In short, our experience was true to title – spectacular. And tomorrow’s the last night! 222 more words

Mel Kozakiewicz

Pokémon Go (and Giraffes, too!) at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ

There’s lots of fun in the air at Turtle Back Zoo which recently launched a fabulous African animals exhibit. But that’s not why I recently made my way to West Orange, NJ, on a steamy summer Wednesday evening. 438 more words

Day Trips

Zoo-Vies At The Turtle Back Zoo

The Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County will present “Zoo-Vies,” a free public film screening series that takes place on Wednesday evenings from July 6 to August 31, 2016. 43 more words

Turtle Back Zoo-Vies Continue Through August 2016

Free Wednesday Night “Zoo-Vies” at Turtle Back Zoo  continue through August 31!

Enjoy blockbuster movies under the stars on the rooftop of the parking deck at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. 60 more words