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Saying Goodbye to Summer August 26, 2018

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Yes, I know it is still summer, but the days are getting shorter and fall will soon be upon us. We are off on Zoocation in a few days. It is the un-official 10th anniversary of Zoocation. It all started in 2008 in Omaha when we went to a wonderful wedding and decided we should hit as many zoos as possible in the area. We have criss-crossed North America in search of new zoos to explore. It has been a fun, exhilarating adventure. We’ve traveled thru New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Washington, Nevada, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Rhode Island, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida and Canada.  I have most likely left out a few states and my Zoocation pal, Mary Schwalm will let me know which ones I missed – but you get the idea. We have met some incredible people, had unforgettable animal encounters  and look forward to this next adventure. Thank you all for coming along on our journey. See you zoon.

A Return to the Potawatomi Zoo July 29, 2018

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We continued our recent mini-zoocation to South Bend, Indiana, to visit good friend Josh Sisk who has returned to the  Potawatomi Zoo, as Director of Animal Programs and Education. What a fun visit and reunion.  This 23 acre facility is beautiful – with a varied and interesting collection. The sightlines are wonderful and the habitats are large and user friendly to the visitor. They have eight species of primates, four species of big cats, Sichuan Takins, camels, okapis and much more. There is something new and fascinating around every corner. Thank you Josh for your generosity and time. We loved our visit and will be back for sure.

Go Eagles! March 18, 2018

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Remember the Super Bowl? About six weeks ago, right before my shoulder surgery, we drove south to Philadelphia the day before their Super Bowl victory parade. The Philadelphia Zoo  was all decked out in green and white ‘go eagles’ banners and while the crowd was sparse (it was a bitter cold day) everyone was jubilant over their victory.

A Bronx Tail (or two) October 15, 2017

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I wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo one more time before the cold weather sets in. Winter visits are fun too but who knows when we will get snow this year?  My visit proved great – highlighted by an adorable snow leopard cub, sea lion pup, growing tiger cubs, baby squirrel monkey, young gorillas and Angolan monkey and much more. I logged in at 7.5 miles but it was worth every step.

 

 

 

Little Cats and Big Cats August 12, 2017

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I love cats – both big and small.  This week’s montage is dedicated to these gorgeous creatures.  See if you can identify 14 out of the 37 cat species in the world.

Lazy Summertime Zoo Yawns August 2, 2015

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bat yawnThe lazy hazy crazy days of summer are upon us. It is fun to photograph animals mid-yawning.  Enjoy today’s photo montage and try to keep yourself from a yawn.LAZY

The Toledo Zoo – Winter, 2015 March 8, 2015

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LoboIt is always a bit sad when zoo friends depart NYC for new adventures elsewhere – but the good news is that I get to visit them wherever they go. So last week’s return to see old friends at the Toledo Zoo was, as always, lots of fun.  The zoo always has new things to see. I was partial to see one of their new wolves, named Lobo.  Thanks to Jeff, Juan and Chuck for their time and generosity.  My visit was great – and I will be back.TZWINTER2015

Big Cats, Little Cats November 16, 2014

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Snow LeopardsI love cats – both big and small.  This week’s montage is dedicated to these gorgeous creatures.  See if you can identify 14 out of the 37 cat species in the world.  If you scroll down to the bottom of today’s montage you can see my two cats, Audrey and Roberta, now a year old. Want to see them one year ago?  Check them out here. If you are on facebook, you can ‘like’ Audrey and Roberta and join a growing list of fans who get one photo a day of their exploits and antics.BIGCATS

Turtle Back Zoo at 50 June 9, 2013

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TB50Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. We took a short trip out to West Orange to share their joy. I am sure that my Jersey friends have many sweet memories of childhood trips to the zoo. Turtle Back is a growing Zoo with something for everyone.  Happy Anniversary to you!

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Pumpkin Fun at the Central Park Zoo November 4, 2012

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The day before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City we innocently enjoyed some pumpkin enrichment fun with many of the beautiful animals at the Central Park Zoo. Hope these photos make you smile as much as I did while taking the shots.  There are still a few spaces left in my Fall Photo Workshop next Sunday, November 11th from 9 to 11 AM.  Guaranteed fun. Click here and sign up.

That’s my dog Benny (above) showing off his Halloween costume.  Sadly, Halloween was cancelled in the City but Benny got to wear his costume around Casa Lobo and get many treats.

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 – mongooses and pumpkin fun from 2011: