I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Popcorn Park Zoo

What : Popcorn Park Zoo

Where: 1 Humane Way
             Forked River, NJ

Our view: The Popcorn Park Zoo is a nice little zoo.  The zoo is home to wild life, exotic and farm animals. It is part of the Associated Humane Societies, and it is actually an animal sanctuary where they take in animals that are abused and/or abandoned or just generally don't have any place else to go. It is also a pet shelter where cats and/or dogs can be adopted. The zoo is pretty small, and only takes about an hour or so to go through the whole thing. The cost is minimal $5.00 for adults and children over 12, $4.00 for  seniors and children 3-12, free for children under 3. The cost for school's and other groups is $2.50 a person, but at least 4 weeks notice is needed for reservations for a group. It is nice that this zoo is all about the animals and there are no playgrounds or restaurants or gift shops. There is a small picnic area and limited snacks are available. For a $50.00 or more donation, you can get a stuffed bear. If you go, I would recommend wearing old clothes and sneakers because you will not be walking around on paved sidewalks and roads like at some zoos. The zoo is all made up of dirt paths and the dirt tends to kick up a lot. Over all, it is a really nice zoo, and it is especially nice because it is all about the animals. Unlike at other zoos, the animals are not just captured and put into the zoo for the amusement of people. They are there because they needed to be there. They are there because they don't have any place else to go.

And that's our view. For more information about the Popcorn Park Zoo and/or to make a donation go to http://http://www.ahscares.org/default.asp.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.