Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator Book Review

I’ve read countless zoo-related books, from books about the evolution of zoos to a specific beloved zoo animal. But none compare to biographies from zoo staff. They always contain zoo animal bloopers and endearing tales of the writer’s time there. But Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator by Annette Libeskind Berkovits is different. It blurs…

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Wrapping Up Visit To the Bronx Zoo

From the instint it opened at 10am in the pouring rain we explored the zoo.  By afternoon it was clear and bright and before we closed the park for the day we headed to the Reptile House.  One of the original buildings of the Bronx Zoo, the Reptile House was built in 1899 and as…

…Bronx Zoo’s Astor Court

Leaving World of Birds we took the trails past marsh enclosures with various birds; ducks and cranes.  Just past these marshes lead as to the north end of Astor Court.  At the heart of the Zoo is Astor Court, containing beautiful manicured lawns, six neoclassical structures circa 1900 most designed by Heins & La Farge.  At the…

…Bronx Zoo continues..

I apologize for the delay in continuing my blog of the amazing zoos that I visited down in the States.  With another trip to Mexico for my best friend’s wedding under my belt, I am back to writing… And so I return to the World of Birds… Heading for the second floor of the World…

The Bronx Zoo continued…

…Trailing through the North American section we heard the beautiful call of the (black-headed) crane on our way to Tiger Mountain.  The Bronx Zoo’s Tiger Mountain exhibit really works to stress the importance of educating visitors to the plight of these majestic creatures, with videos, interactive features and an overall feeling of being in the…

Bronx Zoo

Open in 1899, the Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolis zoo in the United States at 265 acres. With only a 20 minute walk to the zoo from our hotel we headed out after breakfast.  By the time we arrived at the zoo through our clothing was utterly drenched, but our spirits not damped as we set…