The Animals Have Taken Over Twitter At Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE – Just can’t get enough of the animals at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo? Then be sure to follow @TurtleBackZoo on Twitter! For the month of September, the zoo’s residents will take on the tweeting. These tech-savvy critters will share fun facts, links and more – and will be happy to respond to tweets as they come in.

For those new to Twitter, it’s easy to get started. Just go to and start a free account. Then “follow” @TurtleBackZoo ( and you will start receiving the zoo’s tweets in your feed.


“Visitors are used to hearing tweets from the budgies in our interactive aviary, and now they will be able to enjoy tweets of a different kind from our non-feathered animals too,” said Dr. Jeremy Goodman, zoo director.

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