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Fall at the Staten Island Zoo October 13, 2013

Posted by judylobo in Traveling.
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Binturong babyWe went to visit our friend, Marc Valitutto the General Curator and Veterinarian at the Staten Island Zoo.  Marc gave us a fabulous tour and showed us the amazing changes he has made in this 75 year old zoo. The collection has jumped from 250 to over 350 species and continues to grow.  In a few weeks, their two gorgeous Amur Leopards will move into a 4,500 square foot exhibit which will be three stories high – making it one of the largest exhibits in the nation. We met the zoo’s new adorable baby binturong, (smells like popcorn) in the new nursery, which can also be viewed by the public, where we met a young fennec fox, sloth, baby crane and African porcupine.  A shout out to Marc for his generosity and continuing great work.  The Staten Island Zoo, which proudly calls itself  ‘New York’s Biggest Little Zoo’ is a great place to visit.  We went via the Staten Island Ferry which in and of itself is a great adventure.

Upcoming fun Photo workshops  at the Central Park Zoo:

1. October 20 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Fall Foliage Series – A few spaces left in next Sunday’s guaranteed fun pumpkin/fall foliage extravaganza.
2. November 17 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Grandparents Photo Series – A fun family experience spending time with the tropic zone birds, watching them eat breakfast, taking photographs with your kid(s) .
3. November 24 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Breakfast with the Birds – Spend time with the tropic zone birds, watch them eat breakfast, photography heaven.



1. ladyofthezoos - October 13, 2013

I must visit! I so want to see the leopard exhibit!


2. DEBBIE CAPONIGRO-KAHN - October 13, 2013

Great photos as always. I have only been to the Staten Island Zoo once but look forward to going again. I was so impressed with it. It really is a “must see” zoo. Thanks for sharing


3. brent malarkey - October 13, 2013

What a lovely group of animals. I have never seen a Binturang before-they all look very healthy. Brent Malarkey


4. Michelle Krauss - October 14, 2013

You are the best! Love the frog on the lizard!


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