Back in the Borough: A Trip to the (Central Park) Zoo

Hi friends!

So my summer of Central Park continued last Friday when I took a trip to the Central Park Zoo to do some research for a little project I’m working on. (Shhhhh…it’s a secret! More details to (hopefully) come later.)

Anyway, the zoo is great. It’s pretty small, so you can get everything done in a couple hours, and there are some really fun animals. Here’s a bit of what I saw …

^^It was a gorgeous day for the zoo!

^^It was a gorgeous day for the zoo! Plus it was the middle of a weekday, so it wasn’t all that packed.

^^The seals put on a cute little show at certain points during the day. You know, cause they're awesome.

^^The seals put on a cute little show at certain points during the day. You know, cause they’re awesome.

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^^The penguins! Oh my goodness, the penguins ...

^^The penguins! Oh my goodness, the penguins …

^^So handsome.

^^So handsome.

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^^These cute turtles reminded me of the one we have at home. His name is Marty, and he's a Red-eared slider.

^^These cute turtles reminded me of the one we have at home. His name is Marty, and he’s a red-eared slider.

^^ This little guy -- a Red Panda -- was sleeping so peacefully in the basket.

^^ This little guy — a Red Panda — was sleeping so peacefully in the basket.

^^Can you "spot" the spotted cheetah?

^^Can you “spot” the spotted cheetah?

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^^This big guy, the polar bear, was quite shy. Or sad. Or both.

^^This big guy, the polar bear, was quite shy. Or sad. Or both

^^ Snoozy cutie!

^^ Snoozy cutie!

^^ This little guy reminded me of 'Rainbow Brite,' one of my favorite movies as a kid.

^^ This little guy reminded me of ‘Rainbow Brite,’ one of my favorite movies as a kid.

^^ The Land of the Tropics was really fun. All the birds fly around and it's loud and swampy. Totally fun!

^^ The Land of the Tropics was really fun. All the birds fly around and it’s loud and swampy. Totally fun!

^^This bright little guy was fancy and he knew it.

^^This bright little guy was fancy and he knew it.

^This little mongoose baby was getting some attention from his mom the whole time I was there. So cute!

^This mongoose baby was getting some attention from his mom the whole time I was there. So cute!

^^ Such a handsome monkey!

^^ Such a handsome monkey!

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^^Part of the seal performance.

^^Part of the seal performance.

I got a lot of great fodder for my research — so now I just need to put it to good use.

Bis bald, friends! We’re off to the Mets game this Friday and the Warwick Valley Winery on Saturday. Hope ya’ll have a great weekend ;)

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2 thoughts on “Back in the Borough: A Trip to the (Central Park) Zoo

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