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Flip, Flap and Fly

While at the Zoo

Red-Crested TuracoToday’s beautiful animals were all photographed at my favorite zoo, the Central Park Zoo. Enjoy!

Tomorrow, April 8th, is Zoo Lover’s Day.
– It is estimated that over 600 million people visit zoos each year.
– There are more than 2,800 zoos and aquariums in the world.
– Germany has more zoos than any other country – 414!
– The US has more than 350 zoos. The total number of AZA accredited zoos and aquariums is 221.
– Over 30 US zoos have more than 1 million visitors a year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the most with 9.5 million visitors each year.
– The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in the US. It opened on July 1, 1874.
– The oldest running zoo in the world is the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn. It was founded in 1752.
– With over 1,500 species, Germany’s Berlin Zoo has the largest…

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Yum!

While at the Zoo

Red Bird of ParadiseZoo visitors love to watch the animals eat.  Why?  Maybe it is a shared connection or a chance to watch them doing what every sentient creature on earth does.  Whether the animal is an omnivore, herbivore or carnivore we like to watch them eat.  All of today’s photos were taken at the Central Park Zoo. If you have not seen this hilarious video about animals eating – check it out here:

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Daddy Loves Me: Field Trip to the Central Park Zoo

This is so cute!

The Pulp Scribbler

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To celebrate my son’s six month (and wife’s) birthdays the family headed to the Central Park Zoo for a day of animals and other baby friendly activities. Would there be screaming, an animal attack, or general blow up? Oh, the possibilities when you have to travel uptown…

Planning: Well done. We had a ride with a car seat and bought our tickets online. Did you know you can do that? Lucky for us my wife did. If you have kids YOU NEED TO DO THIS! Walking into the zoo I looked over to my left and saw the ticket line, it was hundreds of people deep. There were screaming kids and worse, teenagers. We walked right in. I felt like a king, or Trump, or Busey, or someone awesome…

One thing about the zoo (especially Central Park’s zoo), they always try to get you with the picture up front. Anyway…

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Central Park

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I am reminded of the time I spent with my family last year on that Sunday afternoon. After a delicious brunch with my father, mother, sister, and brother in honor of the woman who gave me life, we ventured to the epicenter of uptown Manhattan, Central Park. And after finding a cozy stretch of green throughout the sea of people, we. . .sat.

You may be wondering, “What happened next?!” And the answer is nothing. We sat and relaxed while enjoying each other’s company outside. Unheard of in New York! But the beauty of Central Park or any park within Manhattan is the escape it offers us. New York City is crowded, fast paced and, at times, extremely stressful. But stepping foot into Central Park can alleviate those feelings associated with the city. It lets you take a step back and smell the roses…

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