Z is for Zoo

Sea lions at the central park zoo

Sea lions at the central park zoo
On a recent beautifully warm weekend day, we decided to check out the Central Park Zoo. We had never been there before and weren’t sure what to expect. Here’s a beautiful tile mosaic in the subway station.
Fifth avenue tile mosaic in

Right in the middle of the zoo are the sea lions.

Sea lions at Central Park zoo

The bigger, lighter brown one was trying to sleep, but the smaller, darker one woke it up and tried to convince it join in the little show it was putting on for the crowd. They got into a little barking match, then the big one went back to sleep.

Sea lions at the central park

Can you see the snow leopard? It’s sleeping on its side, its head is to the left of the tree.

Snow leopard at the

There’s also a snow monkey exhibit. We were lucky to see this monkey walking along the rocks.

Snow monkey at the central park zoo

And between rocks, and across the water.

Snow monkey at the central park zoo

I didn’t get a great pic of the grizzly bears, but they were impressive. Huge! And scary to think there are parts of the country where these giants are roaming around the woods.

Grizzly bears at the central park

Inside the warmest, steamiest part of the zoo (it’s meant to simulate the rainforest) is a collection of exotic birds, bats, monkeys, and a few other critters. Like this blue and yellow macaw.

Blue and yellow macaw

Back outside, the little sea lion was showing off again. We saw it start to climb to the top of this rock pile and were surprised when it got all the way up.

Sea lion at the

Then surprised again when it looked like it wanted to jump into the water.

Sea lion


Sea lion splashes into the water at the central park z

It was a nice day out for us. We don’t get into New York as often as we’d like, especially with the kids, and it was nice that everything went smoothly.

This concludes the A to Z Challenge. I had fun with it again this year. I enjoyed meeting new bloggers and reading your blogs. Thanks for your comments and for making this a fun challenge!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

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