Clarice Sea Lion with Joan Scheier
Clarice and Joan
This photo shows the Author, Joan Scheier and a seven year old sea lion Clarice. She came to the Central Park Zoo in April 2002. She quickly learned many new behaviors and is a favorite at the zoo. She loves to bark before feeding time to get the Keepers attention.

Photo by Ferne Spieler

Clarice Learning To Wave
Clarice Learning To Wave
Clarice is our youngest sea lion. She is 7 years old and came to the Central Park Zoo from the Bronx Zoo. She is April's half sister. She came to CPZ in April 2002 when she was 5 years old. She has livened up her sea lion companions Scooter and April. She loves to play and has learned her behaviors very quickly. As it gets near feeding time she calls to the keepers to come. She has s distinctive bark and many times visitors bark back at her. This photo shows her with keeper Rob learning how to wave.

Photo by Joan Scheier

Joan has written a book about Clarice's trip to the Central Park Zoo and her many adventures. It is filled with 22 pages of actual photographs. Cost $ 20.00. Email Joan Scheier To Purchase Clarice Sealion

Clarice Sea Lion

The Author At Age 8
Author at Age 8
Joan Scheier remembers going to the zoo from the age of 8 with her older brother. She is now a wildlife guide at the zoo. Living in Manhattan she walked across the park through the zoo everyday while attending Hunter College. During the 1960's she went to the zoo with her two sons Allen and Jerry. Her favorite animals then and now are the sea lions. Today she greets guests and give chats and tours. Her grandson, Zachary, refers to the Central Park Zoo as "Grandma's Zoo."

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