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Pumpkin Fun at the Central Park Zoo October 30, 2011

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Last Sunday’s Fall Photo Workshop at the Central Park Zoo was terrific. A good time was had by all. Below are some of the shots I took while enjoying the pumpkin enrichment for some of CPZ’s residents.

Know a teenager that likes photography?  There are still a few spaces left in my workshop called Be a Wildlife Photographer! for teens at the Central Park Zoo on Sunday, November 13, from 9 to 10:30.  You can sign up on line here.

I shot this video last week while watching our playful Banded Mongoose ravage their pumpkin. Happy Halloween!

San Francisco Zoo October 23, 2011

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Last week found us on the West Coast visiting family.  A trip to the terrific, ever growing San Francisco Zoo is always on a West Coast agenda. Enjoy some of my photos below.

Today is my fall photography workshop at the Central Park Zoo.  The class is sold out and should be lots of fun — think pumpkins.

There are lots of other fun and interesting classes going on at the zoo through March.  For instance, on Saturday, November 5th, our terrific Vet Tech is giving a class on what it is like to take care of all of the animals in the zoo.  Check it out and the other classes here.

Watch as gorilla Baby Hasani tries desperately to get one of the other gorillas to play with him. Shot on June 5, 2010

Jaguar Cub at the Philadelphia Zoo October 16, 2011

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Last weekend found us traveling south to the always enchanting, Philadelphia Zoo.  They have had a delightful baby boom.  We only got to see the adorable jaguar cub but that was plenty of cuteness for one trip.  We will return soon.  Check out my video of Baby girl Batu, born in October of 2009, at three months old. Her mother is called Tua and father is named Sugi.

Rainy Zoo Day Fun September 25, 2011

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So what do you do ‘while at the zoo’ when it is pouring outside?  I spent lots of time in the Central Park Zoo’s Tropical Aviary. Without bias I can honestly say that it is the best tropical aviary of any that I have seen of all of the zoos I have visited.  It is a delight of color, sounds and flight.

In today’s montage you can spot our fledged Scarlet Ibis chick in the second row on the left.  The video below spotlights some Scarlet Ibis chicks that I saw at the Bronx Zoo in 2007.

Want to take some photos like the ones you see below?  There are a few spaces available for my Fall Foliage Photography Workshop  at the Central Park Zoo on October 23, 2012.  Sign up – it will be fun. The last part of the workshop will find us going to the Apple store for some fun lessons in editing from their resident genius gang.

Penguin Molt at the Central Park Zoo September 18, 2011

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This is penguin molting season at the Central Park Zoo.  Feathers, feathers and more feathers.  In a few weeks it will be all over and they will be soaring through the water once again. Come visit!

There are only seven spaces available for my Fall Foliage Photography Workshop at the Central Park Zoo on October 23, 2012.  Dont’ be left out in the falling leaves.  Sign up – it will be fun. The last part of the workshop will find us going to the Apple store for some fun lessons in editing from their resident genius gang.

After molting season is over you can watch the King, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins swim for their fish at the Central Park Zoo: 

Prospect Park Zoo – September September 4, 2011

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A visit to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo is always fun.  Their collection of animals grows each month.  Check out the adorable baby golden lion tamarin born July 16th, to first time parents, Pablo and Teodora.  Pablo, was born in 2004 and came to The Prospect Park Zoo from Zoo Atlanta. Teodora, was born at the Baton Rouge Zoo in 2008. Their pairing was a recommended breeding match through the national Species Survival Plan, a program that works to ensure the genetic diversity of endangered species in zoos and aquariums.
The red-eye tree frog was awake and energetic, as were the two tufted deer juveniles, meerkats, hornbills, stork, sea lions and more.

No doubt you have heard the story of the Central Park Zoo‘s little bundle of joy born during the weekend of Hurricane Irene.  She has been named Irene Hope.  Check out her cuteness:

Franklin Park Zoo September 1, 2011

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This is the last zoo we visited on my recent visit to New England.  The Franklin Park Zoo is located in Boston, and in one of Frederick Law Olmstead‘s beautiful parks across the United States.  We delighted in the antics of 10 month old Baby Kambiri, the sweetest little baby gorilla and also enjoyed the beautiful one year old giant anteater, Jockamo.  Check out tow new videos below today’s montage.

Southwick’s Zoo August 28, 2011

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As Hurricane Irene blasts the NYC area and we are advised to stay indoors I flash back to last weekend’s quick trip to New England to visit friends.  The goal was whale watching but the whales were out of range so we easily opted for visits to three zoos in two days.  Here is the first of those visits (more later today). If you did not see my pre-hurricane Irene posts from yesterday, are homebound and looking for some visual entertainment check out this post: http://judylobo.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/deconstructing-casa-lobo/  and this one: http://judylobo.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/waiting/
Don’t forget to check out the adorable Mandrill baby video below today’s montage.

Sea Lions at the Central Park Zoo August 7, 2011

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The four California sea lions (Scooter, April, Katie and Edith) at the Central Park Zoo never fail to dazzle the crowds with their daring do, acrobatics and just plain fun.  Come visit and see them at their best at their three feeds – 11:30, 2 and 4 each day.

Don’t forget to check out our now three year old Katie when she was just a pup (2008) at the Bronx Zoo below today’s photo montage.

Primates and Prosimians July 10, 2011

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Prosimians are the most primitive of the living primates, which also include the monkeys and apes. The name prosimian means pre-monkey. Here’s a  link that explains the differences among primates, prosimians and apes. The beautiful animals featured in today’s photo montage include black and white ruffed lemurs, Japanese macaques, Sakis, cotton-top and lion-headed tamarins and can all be seen at the Central Park Zoo.

Check out this up-close and personal polar bear encounter we had at the Lincoln Park Zoo below today’s montage.  It is guaranteed to cool you off in this summer’s heat.