Legolas the Baboon


Legolas is one of four baboons who arrived at Popcorn Park on the evening of December 27th, 2015. They had belonged to an elderly, terminally ill man who could no longer care for them, and through the compassion of an animal transporter, the four bachelors were given a bright future at our refuge. As we got to know these incredibly intelligent animals, we realized they had an established social order that maintained a harmony within the group.

Legolas has an interesting position in this small troop of baboons - sometimes he fits in with Gandalf and Aragorn, hanging out with them, and sometimes he is best buddies with, and hangs out with, Frodo. In asserting his position in the group, Legolas can sometimes be overly pushy to Frodo because he lacks the confidence of Gandalf and Aragorn, and on these occasions Frodo stands up to Legolas. Legolas backs down and all is well again. Why not sponsor Legolas and give him that extra bit of confidence?

(Frodo and Legolas)

(Legolas and Aragorn)

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Animal Info

  • Legolas the Baboon
  • Popcorn Park
  • Exotics
  • Monkey
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • Wildlife Club
  • Male

The Popcorn Park Wildlife Club is a special sponsorship program designed to help support the residents of the refuge. Through a monthly donation you will help provide all that is needed for that particular animal's well-being, and in return, you will receive regular updates from your sponsored animal!

Popcorn Park was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned , abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals. All our residents once faced these circumstances, as well as exploitation and illegal ownership. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The Refuge, which is federally licensed, comprises seven acres and is graced by the indigenous Scrub Oak and Scrub Pine. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including a lion and lionesses. tigers, mountain lions, baboons, a serval cat, and more. Many different types of monkeys clamor for your attention in the monkey house, and the Refuge abounds with all kinds of native wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bobcats, and American black bears. Farm animals such as horses, steer. sheep, pigs, llamas and goats often look for a handout, and reptiles and tortoises enjoy their own special house. In addition, you'll find numerous species of birds have made themselves comfortable throughout the park. But what makes Popcorn Park so special is that each animal was rescued from suffering, exploitation and/or death - each has its own unique story to tell. You will learn these stories as you walk through the Refuge and as you visit this section of our web site. You have entered a quiet world where all the residents were once in danger and now are safe. So start your journey - bring your curiosity and respect for these beautiful creatures.

  • Popcorn Park
  • 1 Humane Way
  • P.O. Box 43
  • Forked River, New Jersey 08731
  • Daily: 11 AM - 5 PM; Holidays: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • (609) 693-1900