4.26.2012

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!

Oh, how we love our New York City zoos. Brian and I have been taking Emily to the zoo since she was teeny tiny, and it is always fun for us to return together. We just renewed our annual membership to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which gives us unlimited access to all of the New York City zoos and aquariums for the next year (if you live in NYC, we highly recommend becoming a member of the Conservation Society! So many great perks...). We arrived early on Saturday morning at the Bronx Zoo for our day with the animals. It seemed every creature was ready and waiting for us when we arrived at their homes- the tigers were wrestling in the water, the gorillas were roaming with leaves in hand, and the lemurs shot up their tails as they screeched and screamed in unison (which terrified Emily!). It was a very exciting day.
After lunch at the Dancing Crane Cafe, we enjoyed dippin' dots before jumping on the shuttle. We made our way across the zoo to visit the Himalayan Highlands before heading home.
The Bronx Zoo will always amaze me. It is an incredible feeling to be on a street in the Bronx one minute, surrounded by traffic, people, and tall buildings, and looking into the eyes of a gorilla in the Gorilla Congo the next. Only in New York City...
We love our days at the zoo.

9 comments :

  1. Oh I wanna come to the NYC zoo

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  2. You are gorgeous! This looks like it was such a fun day! And i LOVE dippin dots!

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  3. I used to live right near the Bronx Zoo and it always made me laugh because you could tell that most of the people going into the zoo would never go to the Bronx if not for that zoo...or yankee stadium. But I loved living there. The botanical garden up there is also a must see!

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  4. Love the first photo of the peacock! :)

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  5. Your photos are incredible!

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  6. Peacocks have quite a startling sound too! I would love to visit a zoo in NYC. & I do enjoy Dippin' Dots... the banana split is my favourite! xx

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  7. Hey you were in my neck of the woods!!! LOL the Bronx ZOO!!!!

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  8. OMG! How fun. I love the zoo too especially the monkeys.
    BTW...I nominated you for the lovely blog award on my post today.

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  9. The peacock pic is beautiful and I love the pic where the monkey is sleeping on the log.

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