"Tisch Children's Zoo"
The Tisch Children's Zoo opened in 1997. The Tisch Children's Zoo is home to many live farm animals, birds and frogs.

Children's Zoo Collage Children's Zoo Collage


Our alpaca Frankie enjoys babysitting the baby lamb.
Frankie Baby Sitting Alpaca and Lamb


Here we have collages of our goats, Othello the mellow cow, our resident Alpaca, and our pot bellied pigs. Othello and the pigs love to come up to the fence and greet visitors.
Children's Zoo Collage Children's Zoo Collage

Here we have collages of our goats, Othello the mellow cow, our resident Alpaca, and our pot bellied pigs. Othello and the pigs love to come up to the fence and greet visitors.


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Baby lamb named Kiwi


Here is a video of the baby lamb born during the recent hurricane. Appropriately enough, she is
named Irene.

The gentlemen holding Irene is Josh. He is supervisor in the Animal Department.


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Czoo Curly The Goat

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Here are some photos of the new kid in the Children's Zoo taken in 2010 by Judith Wolfe.

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Monique gave birth around 3PM this afternoon, December 7, 2010. A collective 'awwwwwwwwwww' can be heard across the land.



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Czoo Othello. Mellow fellow cow. He loves to come up to visitors.

Czoo These goats can be heard along Fifth Avenue.

Czoo Author with her mellow fellow.

Czoo Turtles and birds are also in the Children's Zoo.

Czoo Peacocks in the Children's Zoo.

Czoo Bunnies like to rest inside a log.

Czoo Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs

Czoo Alpaca recently shorn standing in a bucket.

Czoo Alpaca enjoying the snow.

Czoo Turtle eggs. Great for photos.

Czoo The gate for the Tisch Children's Zoo.

Czoo Sculpture that welcomes visitors as they come up the path.

Czoo Lily pad walk entrance to exhibits.

Czoo Great fun for photos. Kids get to be a rabbit.

Czoo Spider web netting makes for fun to jump and play.

Czoo Acorn Theatre does shows in the children's zoo that are educational.

Czoo Another photo opportunity. Crawl in and become a turtle.



Here are some pictures of the newest lambs.

Lamb
Photos by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday zoo guide

Lamb
Photos by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday zoo guide

Lamb
Photos by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday zoo guide

Lamb
Photos by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday zoo guide

Below are two of our animals that livein the children's Zoo.
The Alpaca looks like a small camel. They come in brown, black and mixed colors. Their fur is very soft and when sheared is used to make clothing. Akpaca
photo Ferne Spieler

Peacock walking through the Children's Zoo.

Peacock

Two storks resting at the Children's Zoo.

Storks

The newest addition to the Children's Zoo are two pot- bellied pig brothers. They are named Otis and Oliver and were born April 14, 2004 on a farm in upstate New York. Their color is called "fancy pinto" They will weigh 60-70 pound s when they are fully grown. Here they are with Keeper Heather Gordon.

Heather
Photo by Joan Scheier

It is home to many live animals, as well as animals in the form of educational signs, many of the interactive variety. Several states in the children’s zoo make the appropriate sound when touched. Below is the goat statue, waiting to be heard.

Talking Goat


Photo by Joan Scheier


"Interactive Animal Statues"

Turtle and Shell
Interactive animal statues are designed for children to crawl into and pretend to become that animal. The first example is a turtle beside two shells for children to crawl into.

Photo by Ferne Spieler

Zach
The rabbit statue allows the visitor to be inside the rabbit.

Photo of Rabbit with Zachary by Joan Scheier


"Alphabet Cubes"

Alphabet Cubes
All through the Tisch Children’s Zoo are alphabet cubes. These colorful cubes show the photograph of the animal or the bird in the collection and tell the visitor what the animal is called.

Photo by Joan Scheier


"The Children's Zoo 1961"

Children's Zoo 1961
The various versions of the children’s zoo have had unique collections of animal representations. It began in The Children’s Zoo of 1961 where visitors had to walk through a blue fiberglass whale, named “ Whaley”

Postcard from collection of Joan Scheier


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You may order The Central Park Zoo Book at:

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Joan is available for book talks with slides, for both the Central Park Zoo and The New York City Zoos and Aquarium books.

Please contact her through e-mail cpzbook@aol.com or nyczoos@aol.com

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