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Welcome to The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center!

New Jersey's "Bat-Cave!"

**NEWSFLASH** THE WILDLIFE CENTER/ BAT CAVE IN DANGER OF LOSING IT'S HOME! PLEASE READ!!

After 4 years at our current Garfield location, The Wildlife Education and Conservation Center AKA "New Jersey's "Bat cave"  and it's beautiful, vitally important animal ambassadors, may be losing their home. Our bats, sloths, wallaby, reptiles and other now famous wildlife face a precarious future. The wildlife center is even home to protected species and even endangered species! We were lied to and deceived by our landlord and now the new "Landlords"/ Developers won't give us an answer on extending our lease (Which ends in April) Word has it that they want to knock down all the buildings here in our complex (Including The Wildlife Center) and build new dwellings (probably townhouses, etc)  Nobody in the Town claims to know what their (Snowball Developments  https://www.snowball-dev.com/) intentions are, but somehow the sale of our building went through??!!?? AND the closing was before the fire inspector gave them a Certificate of Occupancy..??  I could go on and on with the lies and the deception and the misleading "stab you in the back" tactics that have been going on since January, but I will spare you of that. That will go public soon enough- and will go legal as well. The bottom line is we were given a five year lease extension by our landlord back in January it was already signed by him I just needed to give it to my attorney to look it over and make sure everything was understood and agreed upon.  Before I could even sign it my landlord rescinded his offer stating that he had been quote "in contract to sell the properties". Many of you have known that we had been putting thousands of dollars into the lower level of the wildlife center so that the animals could have bigger exhibits and so that we could have a larger occupancy for visitors. My Landlord knew about these plans and he approved of these plans and he watched me pour my money (and the center's money) into these improvements, with our understanding that we would be staying here for the long haul. He continued to let me pour money into the basement knowing all along that he was selling the properties. So I basically fixed up the basement for him. So now the animals of the wildlife center will not have a home and the center and myself are out thousands of additional dollars. If you have personally visited the wildlife center then you know how magical it is. How fun and educational the birthday parties here are.  And it is home to many neglected animals, animals that have been confiscated and animals that have been abandoned. The animals and I need your help. Please sign this petition and pass it along and please write snowball developments and Brian Ker- The President and CEO of Snowball developments, and please ask them to consider giving the wildlife center a new extended long term lease. The petition will be handed to him but writing him yourself would also be a tremendous help to us!  Just click on the photo to the upper left and that will bring you right to the petition.

Thank you all for your support-ALWAYS.

-Joseph D'Angeli - The Wildlife Center

Please sign this petition, and write:

Brian Ker President and CEO - snowball Developments  bker@snowball-dev.com    

325 Midland Owner, LP  c/o  LPC, John Rock   9 Entin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054

 The Wildlife Center is back and open to visitors!
Due to current health concerns, we do ask that all visitors adhere to national guidelines. Please practice social distancing, and we will be taking temperatures at the door.  We are limiting capacity during visitation hours. Limited number of tickets will be sold per two hour time slots.  Please follow the links below to purchase tickets and reserve your time frame. Donation is only $10 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
*PARENTS: PLEASE READ!
PLEASE watch your children! We do not want anyone who visits The Wildlife Center to get hurt, including our family of animal ambassadors and our staff. Your children are your responsibility. Please be responsible! 
-NO RUNNING 
-NO TAPPING ON EXHIBITS -
-NO SCREAMING 
-NO TAUNTING OF ANIMALS. 
Anyone behaving in an ill manner will be asked to leave and NO REFUND will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Tickets are NON REFUNDABLE unless cancelled with 24 hours notice. 
*By purchasing tickets below you agree to the terms set forth above.
Your Paypal receipt and ID is all you need when you show up. 


   REGULAR HOURS   
 FRIDAYS:  4PM-8PM 

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: 12PM-8PM

(201) 257-2231  Phone

*Please always check our website or call us before you plan your visit, as our public hours often change due to private events, last minute bookings and appearances.

call 201-257-2231 for more info. 

Thank you for your understanding 


*TICKETS ARE SOLD ON A WEEKLY BASIS. TICKETS GO UP FOR SALE WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THAT WEEKEND'S HOURS.  
*PLEASE PAY ATTENTION WHEN PICKING TICKET DAYS AND TIMES. WE WON'T ALWAYS BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR SELECTION IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE WITH DAYS AND TIME SLOTS.
PLEASE ALSO LEAVE CONTACT PHONE NUMBER IN CASE OF CANCELLATION OR LAST MINUTE CLOSINGS. THANK YOU.
*IF YOU DO NOT SEE PAYPAL BUTTONS BELOW, THE TICKETS HAVE NOT BEEN POSTED YET. 
THE WILDLIFE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS FRIDAY.
WE ATE TOO MUCH ON THANKSGIVING!! OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 
 TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THIS SATURDAY, PLEASE CLICK BELOW 
1- TICKET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH (Must choose time slot!)
Choose # of tix after BUY NOW
1- TICKET SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28TH (Must Choose time slot below!)
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TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THIS SUNDAY, PLEASE CLICK BELOW.
A special heart-felt thank you to everyone who came out to my appearance at The American Museum of Natural History in NYC! What a wonderful turnout! 
Thank you to my staff and to everyone at the museum for their hospitality. 
Check out some of the photos from the event below! 
More to come...
-JD

   "Saving the planet, one bat at a time"

   New Jersey's ONE and ONLY live bat conservation and education center.

 

The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center

303 Midland Avenue, Garfield NJ 07026

(201) 257-2231 Phone

 E-mail: njbatman@thebatcave.org