Farmingville, NY – On May 26, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Long Island Game Farm’s new Tortoise Exhibit. The new exhibit will be home to African Spur Tortoises, also known as Sulcatas named for the Latin word meaning “furrows” that the tortoises have on their scales. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest conservation organization, African Spur Tortoises are on the “Vulnerable” list because their populations are compromised because of habitat loss and over-collection from the pet industry. The Long Island Game Farm, which is celebrating its 52nd season in 2021, is open seven days a week and is located at 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville, NY. For more information, go to the Long Island Game Farm website or call 631-878-6670.
Pictured left to right are Melinda Novak, Vice President of the Long Island Game Farm; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Charlene Carrano, Jim Naples; and Brian Jurgens of Symbiotic Property and Landscaping; Karen Dunne, President of Manorville Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Dan Panico. Front row are children Charlotte, Collin, Grant, Ryley and Brooke.