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Oh, You Kid(s) March 27, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Baby Animals, Mammals, Nature, photography, Wildlife, Zoo.

Who doesn’t love baby animals?  Quadruple that idea and come see four adorable mini-nubian baby goat kids at the Central Park Tisch Children’s Zoo.  They grow up really fast so plan your visit soon.

Prospect Park Zoo – early March March 20, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Amphibians, Birds, Mammals, Nature, Red Pandas, Wildlife, Zoo.
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An early March visit to the Prospect Park Zoo was filled with surprises including my spotting one of their red-eyed tree frogs staring right back at me.  The visit was terrific but that one treat made it even more special.  The Prospect Park Zoo has a growing collection that is well worth your time.

Wildlife Photography – Spring Series! (and more) March 17, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Birds, photography, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Interested in wildlife photography?  Want to know how I take my zoo photos?

Just click on the link and peruse all of the offerings from The Central Park Zoo’s Continuing Education Program including a workshop I am teaching in May.

The programs are varied and are being offered for families, kids, adults, school and more.

Along with my Photography class you can Meet a Zoo Vet Tech and learn how we care for our zoo animals, learn about Bird-Friendly Tropical Flower Design from Anthony Brownie, CPZ Animal Department Supervisor and celebrated floral designer and event planner, learn Animal Sketching in 2D and 3D from professional Scientific Illustrator, Adele Rossetti, experience Breakfast with the Birds with Assistant Curator of Animals, Sue Cardillo, experience Painting Roses and Peonies in the Central Garden with Prize-winning Botanical Artist, Adele Rossetti.

Registration has begun.  Go on – just click on the link and get out your Spring calendar and sign up!

Register – Registration will be accepted via the web only. No drop-in or phone registration will be accepted. If you have any questions regarding registration or programs, please contact the registrar at cpzregistration@wcs.org or call 212-439-6583 and press option 4.

To my friend, Barbara March 13, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Cats and Dogs, Polar Bears, Sea LIons.

I dedicate this week’s photo montage to Barbara Rosenthal.  She was the adoring god-mother to my dog, Benny, the mother of Chaplin, her fabulous tuxedo cat and a dear old friend. Barbara died suddenly last week and has left a huge whole in my heart.  She had many passions including the opera, ballet, theater, fine wine, good food and travel.  But what we shared most was the love of a goofy dog named Benny. Whenever I left town I did not for one moment think that Benny was anxious, or even missed me.  He seamlessly made the transition from my house to Barbara’s house.  Her terrific cat more than tolerated Benny, the interloper, and I even think that there were many moments when he actually enjoyed the dog’s company.  You can read more about Barbara in her obituary in today’s New York Times.

A celebration of Barbara’s rich life will be held at 2 PM, on Sunday, April 10th, at ‘The Riverside’ on 76th and Amsterdam. Donations can be made in her name to the Central Park Zoo’s Horticulture Dept. (this combines her love of plants and animals) – 830 Fifth Avenue – NY NY 10065.