A Really Cool Zoo in Brooklyn,
New York? I was born in
Brooklyn. I live in Brooklyn. And the Brooklyn Zoo is great! One of the coolest sections is the Nature Walk where you
can literally walk into a Kangaroo. I love Kangaroos. I
love Baboons. I love 'em all. But really I'm nuts about Meerkats
and Baboon kids.
AND DON'T FORGET
TO SCROLL DOWN BELOW THE ZOO PHOTOS TO SEE THOSE OF ITS FARM. YUP, THE
BROOKLYN ZOO HAS A MINI-FARM, REPLETE WITH FARM ANIMALS. THIS MIGHT
NOT MEAN MUCH TO YOU IN RURAL AREAS, BUT IT'S A WONDER FOR US URBAN FOLKS.
Meerkats aren't cats.
They're in the Mongoose family. They will eat anything,
including Scorpions, small snakes and Big Macs. In the Brooklyn
zoo, they live in their own environment behind a sheet of glass.
While a Meerkat family is called a " gang," they don't steal hubcaps
but they do have fun. And Baboon kids, well.. they're like any
others. They usually want attention at the wrong time.
WANNA SEE 'EM in MOVIES?
Just double click the Play button to the
on thumbnail photo will bring up a larger photo for your viewing.
PROSPECT PARK ZOO FARM
We urban folk go crazy over
this stuff. Growing up in Brooklyn NY, I got to pet the trunk
and feed an Elephant at the age of eight. I also got to feed a
Polar Bear a nice Kosher Frankfurter at that age, although I wasn't
supposed to. I didn't see an actual cow until my late 20's,
running over to rub it's ears to her appreciative Mooooo's.
On the other hand, my
lovely wife comes from a rural farming community. None of this
is a big deal to her, although she didn't see an Elephant until
coming to New York City in her early 20's. So here it is for
Our Cow died of old age to
the tears of children. But we got a new Cow and she was
pregnant. She recently gave birth and as you can see by many
of the photos, I was captivated by how maternal she was to her
newborn calf. It was almost enough to make me give up eating
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