Sea Lion and Sting Ray Exhibit Break Ground at Turtle Back Zoo

The exhibit’s main building will include stone and rock work that is reminiscent of where sea lions come from in the West Coast, Michael Hanrahan associate partner for Clarke Caton Hintz, the firm designing the exhibit, said. He characterized the look of the building as “wharf-like” and said the public will be able to view the animals from multiple vantage points above and below the water.

The exhibit will be located in the center of the zoo, next to the penguin and the otter exhibits, officials said.

DiVincenzo praised the “first-class” project but said his motive was also to raise revenue for the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex that houses the zoo.

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