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Happy 33rd Anniversary – Central Park Zoo August 8, 2021

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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 Today is the 33rd anniversary of the Central Park Zoo. I am happy to say I have been associated with the zoo for the past 31of those 33 years (that is probably how I know most of you). The zoo began in the 1860s as a menagerie. The zoo or menagerie (as it was called) started inside and around the Arsenal (built in 1848 – which now houses our WCS administrative offices and the NYC Parks Dept). The zoo was modified in 1934 as part of the WPA with the addition of many new buildings arranged in a quadrangle around the sea lion pool. In a contract with NYC, the zoo was completely renovated in the mid-1980s and with much fanfare, reopened on August 8th, 1988, replacing the old-fashioned cages with naturalistic environments. There are many great old photos of the menagerie and zoo found with a simple google search. Come visit us soon and a very Happy Anniversary!

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1. Judy Post - August 8, 2021

Happy Anniversary

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2. Kellie - August 8, 2021

These are awesome Judy! Happy 33rd Anniversary CPZ!!! What’s that beautiful bird at the very top of your post?

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judylobo - August 8, 2021

That beauty is a plush jay. my new favorite in the tropic aviary.

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3. carolmorrison@verizon.net - August 8, 2021

Beautiful pictures, thanks Judy Carol

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4. joel dowshen - August 8, 2021

Happy Animalverszoory!

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5. Mary Radice - August 8, 2021

Beautiful pics – the closeups are extra fabulous! Thanks Judy and Happy 33rd to CPZ!
And by the way I’ve heard turtles are attending Shakespeare in the Park and have a favorite Shakespearean line? Yep it’s “Shell I compare thee to a summer’s day?” 🙂

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judylobo - August 9, 2021

You always make me laugh wit your jokes.

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6. fotobuff14 - August 9, 2021

Beautiful pics Judy. Love the expression on the Macaque and the Black and White Lemur,

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judylobo - August 9, 2021

Thanks so much

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