Troubled New Jersey Zoo On The Market For $2.4 Million

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A private New Jersey zoo that has endured two fires, escaped hyenas and numerous violations is for sale.

A real estate company said $2.4 million will buy more than 40 acres of land at the Animal Kingdom Zoo in Springfield, along with $1 million worth of animals and the “opportunity of a lifetime.”

Owner Bridget Sipp was killed in a house fire at the property two years ago. Later in 2011, a second blaze killed a mother and calf giraffe, three dogs, four cats and more than a dozen exotic birds.

The facility has not renewed its state permit and has received local, state and federal violations for a number of issues, including a monkey biting a child and two hyenas escaping.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

BUY TICKETS NOW
Get Our Morning Briefs

Listen Live