Author of the book “Zoo Momma” Lori Space Day will be at AHSC on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am – 1pm for a meet and greet and book signing. Stop by and meet this inspirational writer and animal lover, as she debuts her sequel to “Zookeepers Daughter”. 

Read the full press release below for more information.

zoo mommaZookeeping is a lifestyle, not just a profession. Lori Space Day’s new book, “Zoo Momma” chronicles her unusual life. “Zoo Momma” is the continuing journal of Lori Space Day, a third generation zoologist. Growing up and working at Space Farms Zoo and Museum in New Jersey, Lori  writes about individual animals and her animal adventures at the zoo.  Her unusual lifestyle has enabled her to work with numerous different species, from lions, lynx, lemurs, leopards, tigers, to kangaroo and many other species. Long days of outside animal work, cleaning enclosures, painting, and educating the public are followed by longer nights nursing infant animals and tending to their needs. 

“Zoo Momma” is a sequel to “ The Zookeeper‘s Daughter“,  showcasing the previous twelve years of this working zookeeper‘s life. Stories of daily animal care, medical procedures and infant care are peppered with humor and chock full of information on many different species. Animals escape, or get sick and yes, tragically, some die. Through this unique ongoing  animal autobiography, Lori is able to give the reader a glimpse of the behind the scenes activities at the zoo.

“Dealing with the challenge of treating an exotic animal and having a successful outcome is personally gratifying,” states Dr. Ted Spinks, from the Animal Hospital of Sussex County. His specialized work is reflected in “Zoo Momma”.  “Working with Lori and the Space family has given me unique opportunities and experiences, from setting and casting a kangaroo’s broken leg to neutering a tiger.” 

“Lori is a renaissance woman. A biologist by degree, she has a natural spirit and innate knowledge attending to all the zoo animals she loves,” says Carol Decker, renowned wildlife artist from Branchville. “ She has knowledge from years of experience of raising the wild babies successfully, bringing calm to all the animals she cares for, educating the children and adults that visit the zoo, and is an accomplished artist and author.”

Lori Space Day’s early years were spent alongside her family learning native and exotic animal husbandry first hand. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Nazareth College of Rochester, N.Y. , managed a pet shop and returned to work in the family business, Space Farms Zoo and Museum.  A renowned multi-species pediatric specialist, she is the “Zoo Momma“.  

Copies of “Zoo Momma” will be available for $24.95 at book signings at Space Farms , Saturday November 12th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Lori will be at the Sussex County Farmer’s Market at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 19th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sparta Bookstore on Saturday November 26th from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. and The Animal Hospital of Sussex County in Augusta on Saturday December 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m..  For more information please call 973-702-7372, or contact by email at