South the Parkway Sheep


South and his brother North were born to one of two sheep we rescued in late 2015. Our Tinton Falls shelter had gotten calls around Labor Day about two “goats” wandering the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway.

About a month later, they were reported on the northbound side. AHS Animal Control Officers spotted them and devised a clever way of corralling the so-called “goats”, and brought them back to the shelter. The white sheep, who we named Reeba, was clearly the mother of the black sheep we named Sheeba, and looked quite thick around the middle.

The reason? Shortly after her arrival Reeba gave birth to two white lambs, both male, soon named South and North. The little family moved to Popcorn Park in early Spring 2016. The foursome was a tight-knit little herd from the beginning, and determining distinctive personalities has been a challenge. Sadly, Reeba, an elderly ewe when we took her in, passed away in early 2019. Sheeba and her little brothers are now the new family. South is a lovely boy and treasures his little family. He is the smallest of the three, a little shy, and tends to look to North for guidance. So adorable when a tiny lamb, he’s grown into a sweet and gentle sheep. Are you looking for a kind soul to sponsor? Why not sponsor South?

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Animal Info

  • South the Parkway Sheep
  • Popcorn Park
  • Farm Animals
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • Wildlife Club

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