It’s hard to believe that the summer is just about over. It seems like the summer just flew by! Did you happen to get a chance to catch the Bronx Zoo’s exciting Dinosaur Safari exhibit? Well, if you haven’t, you’re in luck — it has been EXTENDED!
Due to overwhelming popular demand, The Bronx Zoo has announced that they will keep these enormous creatures at the zoo through November 3, 2013. You can read all about my family’s Dinosaur Safari adventure and see some up close pix by going here.
In addition to Dinosaur Safari, here are some other events going on this fall at the Bronx Zoo:
- August 31– September 2 – Meet everyone’s favorite dinosaur from the popular children’s book series, “How do Dinosaurs…?” This classic children’s series, written by internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen, shows that dinosaurs who sometimes misbehave are still loved. This exclusive meet and greet takes place at 1pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm.
- September 7 – 8 – Jump on the Bandwagon and hear Kindie Award winning children’s musical artist Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights celebrate animals and dinosaurs. One of NYC’s favorite kindie rock acts, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, is ready to rock out with an interactive musical celebration of dinosaurs! The band will perform an array of animal tunes from their award-winning album, What A Zoo!, along with songs from their newest release, Bandwagon. Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights will present three rocking, dinosaur-themed family shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 3:30 p.m,
Now, if these weren’t weren’t enough reasons to visit the Bronx Zoo, what about a chance to see a royal baby? The zoo’s royal baby, that is! A new Indian rhino calf, born to parents Penny and Sanjay, made her public debut on the Wild Asia monorail late this summer. The female calf weighed around 120 pounds at birth (on April 6)and will grow to about 4,000 pounds as an adult! This birth is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program designed to support genetic diversity in zoo populations of threatened and endangered species. Because of poaching, Indian rhinos are designated as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and as “endangered” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Check out http://www.bronxzoo.com/dino/ for a full schedule of Zoo events/activities as well info on ticket discounts.
Now it’s your turn to share. What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?
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