The Long Island Game Farm’s Second Annual Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt was an Epic Adventure

“Pirate Bob” and “Princess Alexa,” the Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo’s resident buccaneer and princess, pose with Long Island Game Farm owner Melinda Novak at the park’s second annual Pirates & Princesses Treasure Hunt on Oct. 10

(MANORVILLE, NEW YORK) – The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo celebrated its final days of the 2016 season with its second annual Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt on Monday, October 10. Hundreds of children of all ages donned their best ball gowns and swashbuckling attire to participate in an expedition around the zoo. Prizes were awarded to all participants, who also had a chance to take pictures with a real-life pirate and princess.

“The Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt was the perfect way to end our 2016 season,” says Melinda Novak, Co-Owner/Vice President, Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo. “The weather was perfect, despite the rainy weekend, and all of the families seemed to have a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to hosting the event again next Fall, and we’re excited to reopen in the Spring with more fun events.”

The Long Island Game Farm features interactive animal experiences, where guests can get up-close and personal with their favorite animals. New to the Game Farm this year was the Camel Encounter, where guests hand-fed the camels and learned fun facts from the staff. In addition to camels, guests have always had the chance to hand-feed the LIGF’s resident giraffe, and bottle-feed goats and other baby animals in the nursery.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.