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Turtle Back Peacocks Adopted as St. Peter's Mascot

The peacocks freely roam the grounds at Turtle Back.

Photo by Glen Frieson
Photo by Glen Frieson
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and St. Peter's University President Eugene Cornacchia announced on Saturday a partnership between Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and St. Peter's University in West Orange.

The peacocks, which freely roam the grounds at Turtle Back, have been adopted as the official mascots of St. Peter's University Peacocks from Jersey City.

Standing with DiVincenzo and Cornacchia in front of a sign announcing the partnership and a peacock-shaped topiary are Turtle Back Zoo's mascot Myrtle the Turtle and St. Peter's University's mascot Pete.
Lester Licher May 04, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Always knew SPC and now SPU as the Peacocks and Peahens. What is new here?

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