Jerrica’s first day out

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks

Seven-week-old Jerrica was made available for public viewing for the first time Tuesday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Jerrica, who was born at the zoo, was placed in exhibit next to her mother, Jael. Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said, “I’ve never seen it this busy in all of my 26 years at the zoo.” Yannotti figures the big crowd was a byproduct of Jerrica’s first day for public viewing, spring break and nice weather.