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The Bx Zoo - A different view

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by UrbanJungles, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

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    These are a few from my days as a keeper at the Bronx Zoo...fun times and lots of cool stuff to play with.


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    Invert Holding @ Jungleworld - mostly mantids, butterflies, and a few true bugs and beetles.

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    Extatasoma

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    White Faced Saki

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    Flying Foxes

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    Phyllistomis bats

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    Galago

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    Dwarf Lemurs

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    Gibbon waiting for a handout from keeper's platform in Jungleworld.

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    Otterly cute.

    Bad Stylists in the Amazon...

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    Damarland Mole Rat

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    Owl Monkeys

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    Prehensile Tailed Porcupine

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    Damn marmosets like to hide in your pockets...get out!

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    Bad pic of me training sea lions...I loved this girl!
     
  2. Steven Valys

    Steven Valys Arachnobaron

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    Awesome pics! How long ago were you working there?
     
  3. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

    I left in '01.
    Wow...seems like yesterday.
     
  4. Steven Valys

    Steven Valys Arachnobaron

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    01, That means you were there in the Samantha days. Ever get to play with her?
     
  5. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

    No I didn't unfortunately...but I watched her eat a few times.
    So impressive (Samantha the retic)!
     
  6. Steven Valys

    Steven Valys Arachnobaron

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    It sucks she moved on. I took my wife there a few years ago hoping to show her the beauty and size of an adult retic, only to find out she was gone. :( My retic never came close to her size.
     
  7. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Awesome, I just went back there a few days ago. I discovered they have a population of Heteropoda running around Jungle World. I wasnt leaving until I cuaght one. I never thought, I'd be leaving the zoo, with a new spider.:rolleyes:
    Later, Tom

    Heteropoda sp. "Bronx" haha
     

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  8. UrbanJungles

    UrbanJungles Arachnoprince

    They have been running around Jungle World forEVER.
    At the end of the day I would always shake out my clothes because it would be freaky when they'd come bolting out.

    They make it out of the building in the summer...we used to have to fetch them out of the tram cars...LOL
     
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