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You Lookin’ At Me? January 20, 2013

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Lookin at YouWildlife photography is great fun.  We wait and wait and wait for those special moments.  Sometimes, if we are lucky, the moment happens when your subject is now looking back at you, while you are looking at them. (Except for the bottom photo that cries out for the caption ‘No more photos!’).

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All of today’s photos were shot at the Central Park Zoo.

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Mirror Image January 13, 2013

Posted by judylobo in Nature, photography, Sea Ducks, Sea LIons, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Mandarin PairJanuary seems to be turning into photo montage theme month.  I had fun putting together this Mirror Image group of photos.  All of the photos were taken at the Central Park Zoo.

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Open Wide January 6, 2013

Posted by judylobo in Baby Animals, Big Cats, Central Park Zoo, photography, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Benny-Opens WidePhoto themes are fun.  Sometimes a theme pops into my head while at the zoo and other times the themes are generously offered by my subjects.  Today’s theme is ‘Open Wide.’  It was fun to put together. And yes, that is Benny the dog, opening wide for my camera at home. If you liked today’s photos check out these three other themed montages from 2012.

The early bird
Whose toes are those?
Gotta Move it!

For those that are looking for a fun zoo photo outing, on Saturday, February 2nd (Groundhog Day) I will be running a Winter Photo Adventure for adults and children at the Central Park Zoo. We will go on a family scavenger hunt in the zoo using our cameras (there is a ‘theme’ involved).  Ticket price includes 1 child and 1 adult. (Ages 6-18 with adult.)  Sign up here – it is listed under ‘family programs.’

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‘Tis better to give… December 23, 2012

Posted by judylobo in Big Cats, Central Park Zoo, Mongoose, Mountain Coati, Nature, photography, Red Pandas, Snow Leopard, Snow Monkeys, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Happy Holidays from Casa Lobo‘Tis better to give than to receive. It is a great adage and we saw it first hand when some of the animals at the Central Park Zoo got surprise food treats this week disguised in festive holiday casing. Check out our snow leopard, snow monkeys, red pandas, Southern coatis, saki monkeys, black and white ruffed lemurs, banded mongoose, muntjac and cotton top tamarins being enriched by our gifts.

The handsome dog above is of course Benny, my oft photographed pooch.  A very Happy Holiday season to all of you from the gang at Casa Lobo.

If you subscribe to my weekly photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the Blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch today’s video selection. Enjoy this video I took on December 20th, 2009 when we had a foot of snow fall in the City. Along with the snow our then three year old snow leopard got a holiday gift to play  with all day.
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Six Flags Wild Safari – 2012 September 23, 2012

Posted by judylobo in Animal Video, Baby Animals, Nature, photography, Wildlife, Zoo.
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For the fourth time in so many years I traveled to Jackson, New Jersey with friends to experience the fun of the Six Flags Wild Safari adventure. The first time I visited Six Flags we drove our own car and had a blast.  Since that time I have dipped into the Lobo piggy bank to experience their VIP private ‘off road’ adventure.  I have loved it each time.  Sorry to say they are renovating their entire park for the 2013 season.  I am sure it will be fun – but I will cherish all of the good times we had in our private tours these past years. If you want to see what they are up to in the coming year, click on this link and watch the video.

Check out the woman’s expression in the first photo of today’s montage.  I imagine she is thinking how she will explain this event to her insurance agent.  If you are wondering – it all ended fine and she (and we) shared a hearty laugh over the entire rhino traffic jam situation.

If you subscribe to my weekly photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the Blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch today’s video selection below today’s montage from Wild Safari.

Finally, it is now officially fall and registration is open for my Central Park Zoo Fall Photography workshop.  The workshop is Sunday, November 11th from 9:00AM-11:00AM.  This class fills up quickly. Click on this Central Park Zoo link,  read all about the workshop and sign up for some guaranteed photo fun. There are many programs and classes for all ages.  Check them all out and plan for a fun fall and winter zoo experience.

This video bear and giraffe encounter was taken on a visit in 2010.

Bronx Zoo’s Tiger Cubs September 16, 2012

Posted by judylobo in Baby Animals, Nature, photography, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Recent news that the Bronx Zoo had three tiger cubs sent me traveling north to the Bronx yesterday. Who doesn’t love tiger cubs?  It was well worth the trip. The cubs are adorable.  Other delightful surprises included rock hyrax babies, a whole bunch of dwarf mongoose babies, a young sifaka and brown ruffed lemur and an adorable young sea lion pup.  All in all – a fine Saturday visit.

Don’t forget my Central Park Zoo Fall Photography workshop class has been moved to Sunday, November 11th from 9:00AM-11:00AM. The original date (Sunday, November 4th) conflicted with the NYC Marathon. This class fills up quickly. Click on this Central Park Zoo link,  read all about the workshop and sign up for some guaranteed photo fun. There are programs and classes for all ages.  Check them all out and plan for a fun fall and winter zoo experience.

 

 

York’s Wild Kingdom September 13, 2012

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On my recent mini-zoocation to visit good friends in New England we went to York’s Wild Kingdom in York Beach, Maine. The zoo is part of a larger amusement area in a lovely spot in Maine.  It is open seasonally and if you are passing through the area I suggest a stop over.  I especially found their prairie dog habitat quite a lot of fun.

A correction is in order:  Last week I told you about my Central Park Zoo Fall Photography workshopThe date has been moved to Sunday, November 11th from 9:00AM-11:00AM. The original date (Sunday, November 4th) conflicted with the NYC Marathon. This class fills up quickly. Click on this Central Park Zoo link, read all about the workshop and sign up for some guaranteed photo fun. There are programs and classes for all ages.  Check them all out and plan for a fun fall and winter zoo experience.

Southwick’s Zoo – Summer, 2012 August 26, 2012

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An annual rite of summer’s passage includes a visit to good friends in Massachusetts and a return visit to the Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, MA.  I call it our mini-zoocation. Southwick’s always has something new.  This visit included two adorable five month old playful warthogs, a young Ankole calf (aka Watusi), baby pot-bellied pigs and much more. If you subscribe to my weekly photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the Blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch today’s video selection – the baby warthogs playing. Enjoy the fun.

Enrichment at the Central Park Zoo August 19, 2012

Posted by judylobo in Nature, photography, Red Pandas, Sea LIons, Snow Monkeys, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Enrichment is a big part of daily life at zoos. Hidden treats are a great way to keep the animals interested, busy and stimulated throughout the day. Summertime gives them even more enrichment as our many Central Park Zoo campers create enrichment for many of the zoo residents.  This photographer is enriched by being able to snap away as the animals enjoy their treats. Check out this video of zoo animals eating that I created back in 2007. If you subscribe to my weekly photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the Blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch today’s video selection.

Lazy, Hazy Crazy Summer Central Park Zoo Days August 12, 2012

Posted by judylobo in Central Park Zoo, Mammals, Mongoose, Mountain Coati, Nature, photography, Red Pandas, Snow Leopard, Snow Monkeys, Wildlife, Zoo.
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Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are lots of fun at the Central Park Zoo. This week’s assortment of fabulous animals features a very wet snow monkey, Hana, Zoey the snow leopard, Lobo the coati, one of the riot of colors poison dart frog, Biru the red panda, a white-naped crane, a bathing red bird of paradise, mousedeer, Chinstrap penguin and more.  That amazing pink color behind the snow monkey photo is the sensational crepe myrtle trees that bloom through the late summer. Come visit!