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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Had a special treat last night. Attended the Central Park Zoo Volunteer meeting. It was mostly pics & videos of our zoo babies. & meeting the new director of the Central, Brooklyn & Queens zoos. Lots of fun & info. Saturday will be my first day with the baby Snow Leopards on display, but the volunteers were able to see them prior to the public. It helped to have several people in the viewing area so the babies got used to more people.

Zoe, the mom, is such a good mother. It's her first litter. The keepers kept saying - she read the book. Did everything right. Saw the videos of their birth. & 1 per week of growth. No one touched the babies or Mom for several weeks. Til just before the babies got their shots. This is common. One should do nothing that might upset Mom or disturb the process of her bonding with the babies. I didn't know that.

Askai, the dad, has been heard to complain. Everyone is over watching mom & kids & no one visiting him!

If you're in the NYC area, you should stop by soon. The babies are growing quickly. So much fun to watch.

PS - a new young sea lion will arrive at the zoo today. She's one of 4 California rescues. Apx 8 months old. Was trained a bit at Prospect/Brooklyn zoo. But lots more training in store. It should be fun to watch her development.

Have a great day.
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LOSER05 11/15/2013 9:22AM


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BROWNCOFIDDLER 11/14/2013 9:27PM

    Wow, lots of fun, exciting new things are going on at the zoo!! Sounds like a wonderful, very special place. emoticon

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    If it is possible could you take and post some pictures of these beautiful babies? And the mom and dad of course.

I just went shopping and they had my favorite calendars for sale: Yoga Cats and Bad Cat 2014. Hilarious!

Let me know on my SparkPage if you've ever seen these.

Thanks as always for the funnies.


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CATLADY52 11/14/2013 5:23PM

    That actually sounds so neat. I just have semi feral cats who come by for food and ply time. Unfortunately, they do grow up and leave. emoticon

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LAC936 11/14/2013 3:46PM


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-DYET- 11/14/2013 3:45PM

    How wonderful!!

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ARTJAC 11/14/2013 3:16PM

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GAYLE-G-63 11/14/2013 3:12PM

    What a neat place to volunteer! I love hearing about your adventures. emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 11/14/2013 3:07PM

  I'm jealous emoticon

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LINOVER 11/14/2013 2:33PM

    Your zoo sounds like a very interesting place! Great cat pictures!

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PMAY0313 11/14/2013 1:38PM


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GENRE009 11/14/2013 11:53AM

    I am an animal lover too. you have such an amazing job. But just remember that wild animals are wild. A women just got killed by a lion at another zooA month ago. People get attacked by their pet chimpanzees, and killed. About 12 years or so ago, the women who rode the whales, got pulled underneath, and drown. She had an amazing relationship with her whale, but one day it turned on her. Be safe. And never stop blogging us, we love you, and appreciate you entertaining us. eva.

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/14/2013 11:51AM

    We have Winston's Wildlife Safari which is the premier breeder for Cheetahs in the US. There are new babies and I can hardly wait to see them!

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IDLETYME 11/14/2013 11:23AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Loved the blog - cute!!! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/14/2013 11:17AM

    That sounds like so much fun. I'm so glad you have this opportunity. Enjoy!

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