A Trip to the Bronx Zoo

Some months ago, we discovered two interesting but similar TV series, one entitled Secret Life of the Zoo and the other just The Zoo. The former production covers the Chester Zoo in England and the latter is about the Bronx Zoo in … the Bronx.

Both shows take you to the back of the house and involve mainly efforts to breed endangered species or to help injured or sick animals under the zoo’s care. The overall thrust of the shows is that most of the species there are threatened with extinction in the wild and the work of the zoos is one of the main, if not only, programs to increase the number of animals in such species and, in some cases, to release them into the wild. While there are some occasions with an unhappy outcome, the shows definitely fall in the “feel good” category.

Having watched numerous episodes of The Zoo, we finally were able to visit the Bronx Zoo. The experience was spectacular. The only negative was that a sudden and unexpected thunderstorm in the afternoon defeated our plan to ride the monorail. We did not see the entire zoo in the time we had; the property is enormous. Pick up a map when you enter or you will get lost. Photos of some of what we saw are attached. The quality of some shots was affected by having to shoot through dirty glass.

4 thoughts on “A Trip to the Bronx Zoo

  1. Thanks Paul – always love these posts! Can’t seem to comment or Like them however. It keeps asking me for my WordPress account credentials, which I don’t have.

    Missing you and Dina!

    Natalie

    On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:32 PM Autumn in New York wrote:

    > autumninnewyork11 posted: “Some months ago, we discovered two interesting > but similar TV series, one entitled Secret Life of the Zoo and the other > just The Zoo. The former production covers the Chester Zoo in England and > the latter is about the Bronx Zoo in … the Bronx. Both sho” >

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  2. Thanks, Paul for the very good pictures of life in the zoo. I also have watched all of the series of the Bronx Zoo. The work is amazing. Thanks, again. Duchess

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  3. One of my dearest friends became the COO of the Memphis Zoo when he retired from law practice. Also much smaller but very interesting place. What are the chances I would have any connection to two zoo people! Fantastic!!

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  4. Paul, love the Bronx zoo! Michael, my husband, works at the Naples Zoo. So much smaller but still fun. Best to you both!
    Pam

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