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Central Park Zoo’s Chinese Mergansers June 26, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Baby Animals, Birds, Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Mammals, Mongoose, Nature, photography, Red Pandas, Sea Ducks, Wildlife, Zoo.
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The Central Park Zoo has successfully hatched eight critically endangered Chinese merganser ducklings — a first for any North American zoo. The eight ducklings were hatched, April 26, 2011. The zoo has two breeding pairs of Chinese mergansers, a species of sea duck found in eastern Asia. The Central Park Zoo maintains the largest public collection of sea ducks and the only zoo-kept Chinese Mergansers in North America. This great zoo news was everywhere this week.  Click on any of the links below to see the story, photo and details.

The New York Times NY 1 The Associated PressABC World NewsZoo and Aquarium Visitor
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The duckings are two months old today.  You can visit them at the Central Park Tisch Children’s Zoo. Check out their photo in the title picture, see one of our four baby Banded Mongoose, our new male, red panda and more in today’s photo montage.

New York Aquarium May 22, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Animal Video, Fish, Mammals, Nature, photography, Sea Ducks, Wildlife, Zoo.
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A recent trip to Brooklyn’s New York Aquarium did not disappoint.  The newly designed Conservation Hall is beautiful as is the refreshed Glover’s Reef.  My only regret was I did not walk down the street for a delicious Nathan’s hot dog.  Don’t forget to scroll down below this week’s montage to see my new video of the Central Park Zoo‘s Tufted Puffins, Spectacled and King Eiders.


Sunday Zoo Photos on a Saturday February 19, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Animal Video, Baby Animals, Big Cats, Birds, Mammals, Mountain Coati, Nature, photography, Polar Bears, Red Pandas, Sea Ducks, Sea LIons, Snow Monkeys, Wildlife, Zoo.
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The third Sunday in February (tomorrow) means it is another of Central Park Zoo’s Early Birds’ Photo Safari mornings. The last two Sunday morning adventures have been a lot of fun.  Come on over and join me.  If not this Sunday – why not next Sunday, which will be the last in this winter series. The montage below shows you just a small portion of the Zoo’s terrific collection. Don’t forget to enjoy a delightful video of a little dancing goat below today’s montage.

Valentine’s Woo at the Zoo February 13, 2011

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Happy Valentine’s Day (a day early).  Woo at the Zoo is a common theme this year. Lots of snuggling, kanoodling and nesting going on all over the animal world.  See if you can spot two in the animal kingdom who live at Casa Lobo amongst the other furry and feathery faces.  Yes, it is not hard to spot both Madison the cat and Benny the dog.

And don’t forget – today is the second of four early opening hour Sundays for photographers at the Central Park Zoo. Get your tickets at 9 AM at the gate and enjoy the Zoo an hour before opening to capture the beauty of the Zoo’s collection. I’ll be there.
Watch the funny animals in love video below today’s montage.

Lovely Weather for Ducks February 6, 2011

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It is lovely weather for ducks. Especially the sea ducks that can be found at the Central Park Tisch Children’s Zoo. A glorious display of Harlequins, Chinese Mergansers, White-winged scoters, Baikal teals, Pacific Common Eiders, White-headed, Lesser Scaups, and my favorite, the smew.  Check them all out below in this week’s continuing winter montage series.  Don’t forget – today starts the first of four early opening hour Sundays for photographers at the Central Park Zoo.  Get your tickets at 9 AM at the gate and enjoy the Zoo an hour before opening to capture the beauty of the Zoo’s collection. I’ll be there.
Check out the eider duck feeding frenzy video I found on youtube below.