The four of us, Dustin, me, Ashley, and Michael, got a later start than we had planned heading towards the city. Good thing NYC is the city that never sleeps because that’s exactly the kind of accommodations we need on our crazy and unpredictable schedule.
Our first stop: The Bronx Zoo
This was the first time any of us had ever been here. And being we visited right after school had just started in most areas of NY, the place was pretty empty compared to busy summer days.
Sea lions – they remind me of dogs! So cute.
This scene looks like something that you’d find in our yard in upstate:
There are only 5,000 tigers left in the wild. Funny how they act just like the smaller domesticated kitties at home. Gorgeous!
A very playful polar bear rolling around on the cool rocks…
Just chillin’, literally.
Tumbling all around.
This little red panda was SO ADORABLE! I swear if your arms were long enough you could reach him. He wasn’t fenced in at all. Just snoozing away on the tree looking so sweet and cuddly.
We joked that maybe he wasn’t real, maybe he’s mechanical? haha He was breathing and twitched his ears, but you never know! So cute.
Giraffes and ostriches living in perfect harmony.
I <3 giraffes!
The butterfly garden was the last stop on our shortened zoo tour. We were anxious to get into the city to take advantage of whatever daylight was left.
Photographing nature isn’t my forte. I need to work on that.
insects butterflies nomming on some fresh fruit placed in various locations of the indoor garden (greenhouse).
After this exhibit, we headed to the car to go into the city.
Next post: Manhattan bound!
Perhaps you’re in a New York state of mind now and would like to feast on some Manhattan Clam Chowder:
Go for it, the recipe is so easy!
Some of my previous visits to NYC:
- Jenn and The City
- Going BANANAS! before, in, and after the Big Apple
- I took a huge bite out of the “Big Apple”!