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Long Island Game Farm Opens for 43rd Season on April 7th
The Long Island Game Farm will kick off its 2012 season on Saturday, April 7! The park will be celebrating 43 years as the largest combined children’s zoo and wildlife park on Long Island.
The Nursery will be open for bottle feeding and guests may even witness a live birth. The springtime always brings new additions to the park and the park is expecting many adorable newborns such as baby goats and lambs. A baby Barbados Blackbelly sheep has already joined the hundreds of animals at the park this month. Unlike other zoos, a visit to the Long Island Game Farm is a unique hands-on and educational experience for families. Children can experience the animal world like never before through petting, holding and even bottle-feeding the animals.
“We’re all very excited to open for our 43rd season. Each year, I have the privilege of watching thousands of students explore the park and experience the animal world through hands-on education,” said Diane Novak, Co-Owner and President of the Long Island Game Farm. “It’s also a pleasure to provide a location for families to spend quality time with each other at the park and enjoy our animals and attractions together.”
With playful ring-tailed lemurs, South American kinkajous, zebras, kangaroos and camels, the Long Island Game Farm features a wide array of farm and exotic animals. Guests can visit Bambiland, which will be open for guests to walk side-by-side with deer and even hand feed them. Families can also take a stroll through “Old MacDonald’s Farm,” where they can mingle with a variety of pigs, chickens, ducks and rabbits.
Please keep in mind that the spring weather is still too cold for some of our animals. Jack the Giraffe usually doesn’t come out until the late springtime and Johnny Peers, a Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, and his famous Muttville Comix Canine Comedy Show will be coming back to town this summer. This show features talented dogs who have been rescued from shelters or pounds, such as “Daphne,” the world’s only skateboarding Basset Hound, “Squeaky,”
Admission tickets include rides, shows and attractions. For more information about the Long Island Game Farm call (631) 878-6644 or visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.
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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island. Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.