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Make it a point to visit the Bronx Zoo.

Bronx Zoo

I just wanted to remind people that there is a cool Zoo, right there in the Bronx. Yep, there are animals, and grass, and trees, and faux habitats to make the animals feel at home when we all know that they are actually prisoners that live a life of luxury. It’s great. Put it on your list of things to do, especially in the spring, when all of the little ones are born and the trees are flowers. They do all of these fabulous seasonal events and whatnot, including a holiday lighting event that I keep meaning to check into. They are open 365 days a year, and is actually the largest metropolitan zoo in the world. It’s beautiful. Don’t shortchange yourself in experiences, and check it out.

Bronx Zoo Website

Shelby the Snow Leopard

I know people hate traveling out here to the Bronx. They think it’s crowded, that the residents always look like they have an attitude, they think it’s too far from Manhattan…all of which are partly true, so all in all, take the trip.

General Admission for Adults is $15 and Children enter at $11. Wednesdays are free but they suggest a donation of about the same prices.

I hate going on Wednesdays because that’s when all the children on school trips, activists, and cheap people like me go. It’s always pretty crowded. One reason to go on a Wednesday, though, really is because the activist inside of you would be proud. The suggested donation goes to supporting the wildlife conservation at the Bronx Zoo and around the world. It’s an easy, fun way of doing a little good. Another good reason is that you can pay less than the general admission and use the money you saved to go into exhibits that you have to pay extra to enter in and eat Zoo food. You know you love Zoo food…

To avoid crowds though, go on a weekday, skip Wednesdays, early summer, or a warm winter day.

Neias, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh my!

To be or not to be? That is the question.


February 2010


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