Zookeeper Chela Novak holds two goats at Long Island Game...

Zookeeper Chela Novak holds two goats at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. Credit: Morgan Campbell

A trip to the Long Island Game Farm this weekend will  give you the chance to meet the Animal Care Crew — the people who teach us about and help care for some of our favorite wildlife friends.

Through July 23, you'll get a chance to chat with the facility’s zookeepers during  the “Ask a Keeper” event at 1:15 p.m. daily, in celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week.

Sessions will be held at the lemur enclosure, and visitors will learn why the zookeepers decided to work in animal care. Visitors will also see how they care for the lemurs. Raffles will be held for the chance to work alongside a zookeeper for three hours (open to ages 10 and older).

Campers at Camp Zoo will be creating enrichment feeders for...

Campers at Camp Zoo will be creating enrichment feeders for the lemurs at Long Island Game Farm. Black and white ruffed lemurs in their enclosure at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Credit: Morgan Campbell

The Game Farm has three staff members who are part of the AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) and will participate in the event: Sue Brooks, who has worked there for eight years, Jennifer Riehl, who has 30 years of experience in zookeeping, and Chela Novak, who has a special connection with the Game Farm as she’s the daughter of owner Melinda Novak and spent most of her life around the farm.

INFO 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville; 631-878-6644, longislandgamefarm.com. Farm general admission is $24.95 for ages 13-61, $21.95 62 and older, $18.95 ages 3-12 (two and younger in enter for free).