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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.

 

 

 

Bronx Zoo Baby Bonanza July 2, 2017

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We visited the Bronx Zoo about a month ago and were delighted to find so many babies. Included in these wonderful baby sightings were adorable bison, porcupine, tawny frogmouth, Inca tern, gaur, four Pere David fawns, baboon, ring-tailed lemur and the always charming young gorillas. It was a terrific visit. Go visit while they are still young and active.

Bronx Zoo – Summer 2016 July 10, 2016

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7/1/16

We had a terrific visit to the Bronx Zoo last week. I hadn’t been since last August and figured we were due for a visit.  We planned a weekday jaunt before the holiday weekend and enjoyed the zoo almost to ourselves.  It is nice to watch adorable baby gorillas, a baby otter, baby Titi monkeys, baby lemurs, and two sea lion pups without the sounds of screaming children (nothing against kids – but sometimes they are very loud). Take a day (wear good walking shoes) and visit this wonderful collection of animals. Note: While the bald eagle remains the national bird, but it is no longer the United States’ only wildlife symbol. On May 9, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, officially making the bison the national mammal. The Bronx Zoo has a beautiful herd of these symbolic animals as does the Queens Zoo.BRONX7.2016

The Bronx Zoo – Sept, 2015 September 20, 2015

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9/18/15

I haven’t been to the Bronx Zoo since May of 2014 and figured I was due for a visit.  We planned a weekday jaunt while school was in session and enjoyed the zoo almost to ourselves.  It is nice to watch adorable baby gorillas, a baby otter, baby Wolf’s guenon and a baby titi without the sounds of screaming children (nothing against kids – but sometimes they are very loud). Take a day (wear good walking shoes) and visit this wonderful collection of animals.

For all of the camera enthusiasts out there, I’ll be running a Fall Photo Workshop at the Central Park Zoo on  October 25 from 8:30 to 10:30. I will arrange some special pumpkin and other activities so you can get great, up-close animal shots – all before the zoo opens to the public. Here is a link to last year’s photos from the same event.  To register for the fun sign up here.BRONX9.2015

Mammals, Mammals, Mammals! August 10, 2014

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MandrillI took a quick trip up to the Bronx Zoo this week and when later, looking at my photos, I realized it was a mammalcentric kinda day.  Lions, tigers and bears (oh my) and baby gorillas, baby colobus monkeys, baby ring-tailed lemurs, baby dwarf mongooses and more. Fun!MAMMALDAY

May at the Bronx Zoo May 28, 2014

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Gorilla Baby-Bronx ZooWe’ve been wanting to see the two gorilla babies at the Bronx Zoo and we were not disappointed. We also got some other grand surprises with a young Okapi, Wolf’s Guenon baby, Colobus baby,  Langur Baby, Brown ruffed lemur baby and the opening day of the Komodo dragon exhibit at Astor Court.  A fine visit indeed.BXZOOMAY2014

The Bronx Zoo – Spring, 2014 April 27, 2014

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Nursing GiraffeIt’s been about six months since I last visited the Bronx Zoo.  It is a big zoo with lots of wonderful things to see. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.BRONXZOO4.2014

Snow Leopard Cubs at the Central Park Zoo November 10, 2013

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CPZ Snow Leopard CubsTwo adorable snow leopard cubs made their public debut at the Central Park Zoo this week.  The twins were born on June 2, 2013 and now weigh about 30 pounds each. When fully grown they can be anywhere from 60 to 120 pounds. Zoe, the mother is seven and was born at the Sacramento Zoo and Askai is six and came to us via the Bronx Zoo but was born in a zoo in Berlin, Germany. The ‘awwwwwwwwwww’ factor was loud and clear from happy visitors who came to see the cubs this week. I encourage you to drop everything and visit us as soon as you can.  They grow up quickly. I dedicate this week’s photo montage to Zoe and the yet, un-named cubs.  If you scroll to the bottom you can see the very handsome Askai, the cubs’ father.

For those of you that are signed up (or want to sign up – there are spaces left) for the two photo workshops at the zoo this month will get to have a few private moments with the cubs before the public runs up the hill to see them. Click here and under Family Programs you will find: Grandparents Photo Series: Breakfast with the Birds next Sunday, November 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 and under Adult Programs you will find: Photo Series: Breakfast with the Birds two weeks from today on November 24th from 8:30 to 10:30.  Sign up – it’s fun and you will see these a adorable cubs for sure.

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October at the Bronx Zoo November 3, 2013

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Gibbon and BabyA recent overdue visit to the Bronx Zoo was lots of fun. We saw playful gorillas, a young snow leopard cub, tiger adolescents, Okapi, gibbon and more.  Enjoy!BRONX10.2013

Bronx Zoo’s Tiger Cubs September 16, 2012

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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.