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Buffalo Zoo July 15, 2012

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The 8th and final zoo on our zoocation, was The Buffalo Zoo – and what a  zoo it is.  There were surprises around every corner.  It seems that sometimes a zoo map does not reveal all that there is to see. Not only did we see meerkat babies, we saw a tiny wallaby joey still in the pouch, agouti babies, a snow monkey baby, boat-billed heron chicks, and more.  Their tropical rainforest is sensational (complete with occasional rain) and to add icing to an already delicious cake, a former Central Park Zookeeper now works at the Buffalo Zoo and we were able get some memorable behind the scenes access. Thanks Shanna!

Speaking of zookeepers, today is the start of Zookeeper Appreciation Week.  If you happen to visit a zoo this week, why not tell a zookeeper how much you appreciate what they do – I know I will.

So this photo montage completes our 2012 summer zoocation. Does anyone have a favorite zoo they would like to tell me about?  Maybe my zoo buddy and I can start planning a zoocation from one of your suggestions (assuming we haven’t already visited).  She tells me we have been to 78 unique zoos together since we started this whole thing about five years ago.

Dingoes of the Prospect Park Zoo April 29, 2012

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo director Denise McClean introduces us to two pairs of dingoes now making their debut: Alkira and Binda, and Dacu and Cobar. Naturally, these four dogs, who hail from Down Under, have been given Aboriginal names. If you subscribe to my weekly Sunday 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 selections below the dingo photo montage.


The Prospect Park Zoo’s four dingoes will only steal your heart – not your baby. Much has been made of the famous line “The dingo ate my baby” from the 1988 movie a ‘Cry in the Dark‘ starring Meryl Streep:

Paradies of this famous line are plentiful including this one from a Seinfeld episode: