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Wholly Toledo October 1, 2017

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Couldn’t resist the play on words about Toledo in today’s title. I have made umpteen trips to Toledo to visit good friends who have relocated there in the past few years. Every visit gets better and better. The Toledo Zoo grows more expansively each year and it is always a fun and adventurous place to visit. A shout out to Jeff, Jason, John, Chuck, Karen, Juan, Baby Olive, Juba, Leela, Picasso and Zack for the fun and laughs. I will be back soon.

Toledo Zoo – Summer 2016 September 11, 2016

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8/19/16

Our whirlwind visit to Michigan, Indiana and Ohio winds up at the Toledo Zoo where several of my good friends now work. It is always fun to visit this terrific zoo, share new adventures and see an amazing collection. This has been a great end of summer mini-zoocation.tzoo

Toledo Zoo April 24, 2016

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Toledo Zoo 4/4/16

It is bittersweet when zoo friends depart NYC for new adventures elsewhere – but the good news is that I get to visit them wherever they go. So our recent impromptu mini zoocation saw us return to see old friends again at the Toledo Zoo.  This zoo always has new things to see. Thanks to Jeff, Terry, Randi, Andy, John, Juan and Chuck for their time and generosity. Our visit was most memorable – and we will be back.TOLEDO4.16

Toledo Zoo – Fall, 2015 November 29, 2015

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11/21/15

Another amazing visit to the Toledo Zoo to see good friends and have mini-reunions. Got to see my first Tasmanian Devil, their adorable baby orangutan, juvenile yaks and reindeer, young camels, hungry sloths, got to touch an octopus and see their beautiful display of holiday lights.  Sheer delight was had by being able to hold their young Eurasian Eagle Owl, named Loup, on my arm.  Very, very cool. Thanks everyone – I’ll be back.TOLEDO2015

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

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo October 12, 2014

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ftwaynechildrenszooWhat do zoo fans do in their free time?  We visit other zoos, of course.  While visiting the fabulous Toledo Zoo last week, we took a ride to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in nearby Indiana.  It has been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time and I was not disappointed.  The zoo’s history is interesting and their exhibit animals are varied and unique. The zoo is open just six months a year and is loyally supported by it’s citizenry.

Next Sunday (October 19th) is our Central Park Zoo fall foliage photography workshop featuring enrichment pumpkins and fun for all.  There are still a few places available – guaranteed fun.

Also – on Saturday, November 8th from 8:30 to 10:30, we are running another photography opportunity.  Come one, come all. Check out all of the details (workshop includes breakfast and a chance to speak with our hard working keepers at their exhibits).FTWAYNE

Birds of the Toledo Zoo – Part Two October 8, 2014

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Juan Romero-Bird ShowThe Toledo Zoo has an exceptional bird collection. This year a new, terrific, fun, Bird Show was introduced and three new bird habitats were opened including Flamingo Key, Keet Retreat and Penguin Beach. Enjoy!TOLEDOZOOBIRDS

Toledo Zoo – Part One October 5, 2014

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TOLEDO-ORANGUTANLast weekend’s whirlwind visit with old friends at the Toledo Zoo was nothing but fun.  So much to see and photograph there will be two, count ’em, two – photo montages dedicated to this great zoo during the week.

For all of you wildlife photographers out there, we are running two WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY workshops at the Central Park Zoo this fall.  Along with the fast filling up workshop being held on Sunday, October 19th (Pumpkintastic) there is another opportunity on Saturday, November 8th from 8:30 to 10:30. Check out all of the details (workshop includes breakfast and a chance to speak with our hard working keepers at their exhibits) for both workshops here (scroll down to Adult Programs) – I promise we will have fun – all before the zoo opens to the public.TOLEDOZOO9.2014

Toledo Zoo in Winter March 2, 2014

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POLAR BEAR CUBA return trip to Toledo to visit old friends and new ones was  wonderful. Filled with three days of laughs, new adventures and terrific animal sightings. Ohio has lots of fine zoos – but this zoo is my favorite.TOLEDO

Toledo Zoo September 22, 2013

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POLAR BEAR CUBAt an invitation I could not refuse, I headed to the Toledo Zoo for a two day visit – and what a visit it was. I was fortunate to be able to visit every nook and cranny from top to bottom and experienced some lifetime memories.  The 11 month old polar bear cubs were a delight and it was bittersweet to know that our Central Park Zoo‘s beloved Gus was born at the Toledo Zoo 27 years ago.  The two year old baby elephant, active hippos, 17 foot long Australian crocodile, playful orangutans, baby gibbon, personality plus sloth bear, and so much more were all terrific. Works in progress include a new African Penguin habitat and a monumental and what promises to be spectacular Aquarium.  Next year’s theme will be ‘flight’ and I know I will return to check it all out.  I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful facility and city.  A special shout out to all of the staff at the zoo including Jeff, Mary, Ron, Andy, Ilyssa, Alex and more.

Just one month form today is my Fall Photo Workshop at the Central Park Zoo. Get your camera gear (or just your phone) and come experience some fun animal action all before the zoo opens on Sunday, October 20th, from 8:30 to 10:30.  Click here for my workshop and lots of other great zo opportunities for one and all.

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