The Zoo Weekend in Pictures

So, the family went to the zoo on Saturday.  Then another zoo on Sunday.  There were baby animals and a lot of fun.  Never been to the Prospect Zoo (Saturday) before and Bronx Zoo (Sunday) is a lifelong favorite.  Starting with the Prospect Zoo and then the Bronx Zoo, but I’m showing something from the first trip at the end with a small story.

Prospect Zoo

Under the Octopus

Pallas Cat (Real and not stuffed)

Free Roaming Peacock

Kid in an Egg

Fennec Fox

Best of the Dingo Shots

Bronx Zoo

Baby Bison (Not even 2 months old)

Baby Bison and Mother (Size comparison)

Lion

Tiger

Bear (Couldn’t resist)

Parent Training

Otter Discussion

Ring-Tailed Lemur (Not Shots of the Babies. Sorry.)

Mandrill (Don’t See Them A Lot)

Baby Porcupine

Coati Resting

Baby Gorilla

With a Little Story

I like these pics for an extra reason.  Prior to my son sitting there and waving to the baboon, there were a bunch of kids harassing it.  It was sitting there chewing on a large stick, but these kids would bang the glass, shout, and run at the baboon.  The goal was to get the poor thing to snarl and bang back at the glass.  Only one parent stepped in to stop their child while the rest weren’t doing anything. Well, they were laughing and taking pictures while I was explaining to my son that he shouldn’t be mean to animals.  In that way when you say it in the area and just loud enough for certain people to hear and give you the stink-eye.  By the way, adults were doing this to the baby gorilla you see above and I even saw one kid full on bunch the tank of a viper because he wanted it to move.

Anyway, it was interesting to see that after all of that, my son just walked over and quietly sat down ‘next’ to the baboon.  They just looked at each other and waved and there wasn’t any problem.  The baboon yawned, but that was it.  Honestly, I am occasionally left thinking that some humans shouldn’t be allowed near other animals after I leave a zoo because of the treatment.  Is it really so hard to teach your kids not to bang on the glass, scream at animals, or throw stuff into the enclosure?  Guess it is since I’ve seen plenty of adults do this.  Just once, I’d love to see somebody bang on a window and it break. Just enough that the Silverback Gorilla can get an arm through to bop the jackass on the head.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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28 Responses to The Zoo Weekend in Pictures

  1. You probably already know that there are five gorilla toddlers in the Bronx Zoo’s award-winning Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit – all under two-and-a-half years old. Moms Layla, Kumi, and Suki gave birth to Kamara, Mokonzi and Kidogo Njemba in 2015. Julia and Tuti gave birth to Mjukuu and Lincoln in 2014 😃
    The baboons don’t appear to have names – a case of Species Discrimination? 😳

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  2. I like the family photo. You don’t post a lot of those. Zoos are a favorite of mine, and you got to see some cool stuff. Not all of them can house animals the size of bison. I like the small cat too. Everyone seems to ignore them to the point that folks don’t realize they exist in the wild. The story at the end was wonderful too.

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  3. Darlene says:

    Great pictures. A fun family day. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I’m with you on people. Some should be kept away from animals for sure.

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  5. twixie13 says:

    Loving the pics, and definitely agree about how people behave around the zoo…*may have also grinned quite a bit at the gorilla and baboon pics* Either way, sounds like you guys had fun. ^_^

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  6. It looks like you had a lot of fun this past weekend!
    I hate to say it, but with how some people act, they should be the ones on display in a zoo.

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  7. At least there’s hope for some children… Those with parents like you who actually teach them how to behave correctly. I saw something similar when I was on my keeper for the day experience back at the end of March. Told my hubby the people were lucky my keeper for the day status didn’t give me the authority to kick them out, because if it did I would have done just that.

    Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed – apart from having to witness that behaviour.

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  8. Bookwraiths says:

    Looks fun. I remember those happy days at the zoo or wildlife parks with my kids. Now, they are all teenagers, and nothing is ever right with whatever we attempt to do. I’ve still got the memories and the pics though. 🙂

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  9. Some people should be put IN the cages.

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