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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