Thursday, September 6, 2012

New York City - Day 2 - Another Day at the Bronx Zoo

Whenever, I visit the zoo, I seem to come away with a favorite animal for the day and this day it was this very large Silverback Gorilla.  He/She (?) was a real character.  In the below picture, you can see that the gorilla sat right in front of the glass peering out at all the people like we were the ones on television.  I couldn't get close as the people were taking turns posing.  He looked over at me down the way a bit and got up and walked over and posed right in front of me in this "what are they thinking" pose.  I fell in love with this gorilla!!

The gorilla  is definitely posing here and was too funny!

This is an Ebony Langur and they were very active.

This is a Wolf's Monkey from Africa.  The last time at the Zoo, I didn't see any of the apes.  We did get to almost every exhibit this time although we were both very tired by the end of the day.  
This was another of my absolute favorites this time -- a Tree Kangaroo!
When Debi and I went in June, we somehow missed the lions!!  

There were quite a few outdoor exhibits of various birds -- there were actually two different ponds with flamingoes.  These were the darker pink ones.
 This is a Hornbill and  you can see why!
 The exhibits with the aquatic birds were fantastic and there was nothing between you and the birds who were only feet away from you.  This is a lovely Scarlet Ibis for my sister Gail!

 This is a Guam Kingfisher posing.

 Like the song, this is the Laughing Kookaburra from Down Under!

These are Inca Terns.
This was an incredibly colorful bird called a Monal.  The feathers are really a grey color but are highly reflective giving all these variations in color - beautiful!
As before, there were peacocks everywhere but thought I would publish this closeup of the face of the  more colorful male.  They weren't strutting like they were in June, showing all their feathers.

Of course I took lots of other pictures but many were repeats of what I took in June although polar bear and the tigers weren't as much fun this visit as my last.

The Bronx Zoo is one of the nicest zoos I have seen -- right up there with the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park.

1 comment:

Paula said...

I keep looking for the "like" buttons to click on your photos! They are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!