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San Francisco Zoo – January 2016 January 3, 2016

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For the third year in a row we find ourselves on the West Coast at the wonderful San Francisco Zoo.  This zoo holds a special place for my California family and me. A loud shout out to Dom Dorsa, Curator of Birds and Reptiles for his generosity, spirit and time.  You made our visit very special. We will be back.SFZOO2016

Staten Island Zoo – Summer July 20, 2014

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Binturong Baby -Staten Island ZooAnother terrific, fun visit to the Staten Island Zoo. This gem of a zoo gets better with each passing week. Thanks again to General Curator and Vet, Marc Valitutto for his time and insight. We all had loads of fun meeting a baby binturong (still smells like popcorn), adorable arctic fox pups, a kangaroo joey, sweet fennec fox, Neeble, the young cassowary, a baby Patagonian cavy, MJ, the almost full grown Tamandua and of course, CC the wonder sloth. Enjoy!SIZOO7.2014

Fall at the Staten Island Zoo October 13, 2013

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Binturong babyWe went to visit our friend, Marc Valitutto the General Curator and Veterinarian at the Staten Island Zoo.  Marc gave us a fabulous tour and showed us the amazing changes he has made in this 75 year old zoo. The collection has jumped from 250 to over 350 species and continues to grow.  In a few weeks, their two gorgeous Amur Leopards will move into a 4,500 square foot exhibit which will be three stories high – making it one of the largest exhibits in the nation. We met the zoo’s new adorable baby binturong, (smells like popcorn) in the new nursery, which can also be viewed by the public, where we met a young fennec fox, sloth, baby crane and African porcupine.  A shout out to Marc for his generosity and continuing great work.  The Staten Island Zoo, which proudly calls itself  ‘New York’s Biggest Little Zoo’ is a great place to visit.  We went via the Staten Island Ferry which in and of itself is a great adventure.

Upcoming fun Photo workshops  at the Central Park Zoo:

1. October 20 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Fall Foliage Series – A few spaces left in next Sunday’s guaranteed fun pumpkin/fall foliage extravaganza.
2. November 17 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Grandparents Photo Series – A fun family experience spending time with the tropic zone birds, watching them eat breakfast, taking photographs with your kid(s) .
3. November 24 – 8:30 to 10:30 – Breakfast with the Birds – Spend time with the tropic zone birds, watch them eat breakfast, photography heaven.

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