See All The Wild Things At Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo

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From farm animals to exotic amphibians, Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo located in Forked River, has animals that roam lands from all across the globe. In addition to coming from unique places around the world, each animal has their own unique story to tell as well. Prior to being saved by  Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo, all of their animals were saved from danger, abandoned or injured situations.  Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo is the perfect place for kids to learn about these animals, help out around the zoo, and feed them some delicious popcorn.

5 Things To Know About Your Visit To The Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo

1. Simplicity is key.

Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo is a smaller-sized zoo, making it easily walkable for all ages. Your kids should feel energized walking around the park, and be able to easily manage seeing every animal from an American black bear and bengal tigers, to monkeys and wallabies.

2. Are there other snacks besides popcorn?

Unfortunately, because Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo is so small, there are no places to grab a quick snack or have a picnic lunch, so be sure to pack an easy grab and go snack or lunch for the kids and yourself.

3. Kids can directly help the animals.

The best part of any zoo is getting to see the animals, but at Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo many of the newer animals have been through a great deal of suffering before arriving at the zoo. Through special kids programs, children can help to heal these animals, and even play with them when they’re all fixed up. They’ll love to see the physical changes in the animals and know they helped contribute to their well-being.

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4. Consider sponsoring an animal.

Not only can children help animals through the zoo’s kid programs, but your family can also sponsor one as well. Your sponsorship provides food and medical attention to the animal of your choosing, and each month your family will receive updates about you how the animal is doing at the zoo. These sponsorships all make great gift ideas for the animal-loving child.

5. Or perhaps, adopt a ‘pet’!

Take your sponsorship one step further, and make the ultimate (and exciting) investment through adoption. Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo is looking for caring and friendly families to adopt their kittens, dogs, hamsters and rabbits. Because these animals have already been through a great deal of suffering, it is a priority of the zoo to adopt them out to loving and nurturing families who will give the animal a lot of attention and love. Having a pet will not only provide your children with responsibility skills, but also a new friend.

To learn more about Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo, visit their website, or call them at 609-693-8404. When you’re visiting the zoo, be sure to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq, and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Have you been to Popcorn Park Refuge Zoo? We want to hear about your visit!


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Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.

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