What's New On This Web Site
This page is for our many returning visitors who want to know where to look for the latest additions to this web site. We added this page on 20 March 2005. It will be chronological in design and give you the links to new pages as well as any additions or changes to old pages. We'll do our best to listen to the marvelous feedback we have received and implement any corrections or suggestions for improvements to this site as quickly as possible. The beauty of having a web site is that it can be participatory in nature while at the same time having participants who are geographically dispersed. This is part of the reason why the World Wide Web has become such an integral part of our society and will continue to do so in the coming years. As much as the Internet has changed our lives in the last 5 years I fully expect it to change them even more in the coming 5 years. Thank you all for visiting this site and we hope you get a chance to visit the Central Park Zoo itself in the near future. Please keep forwarding your email to Joan and let her know when you will be in town for a visit to the Zoo.


On May 19th 2012 we added picture collages by Linda H. to the Panda, Children's Zoo, Rainforest, Young Sealions, and the Spring flowers pages.

And one picture of a duck asking itself the age old question: "Why a Duck?"
Why a Duck?

On April 12th 2012 we added some more photos to the Spring page and the page devoted to the Show-Off Peacock.

On the first full day of Spring 2012 we added a page celebrating our Show-Off Peacock.

On January 29th 2012 we added a new page Nap Time at the Zoo

On September 8th 2011 we added a video to the Children's Zoo page 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.


A picture of the Keepers who do such a wonderful job taking care of our Sea Lions. 5 September 2011

Sea Lion Keepers

Nora, Diana, Brian, and Tamisha.

On August 31st 2011 we added a new page Summer Time at the Zoo to call attention to the fine work of Todd
Comstock. He is the gentleman who takes care of our flowers, trees and makes sure our zoo always looks wonderful.

On July 23rd 2011 we added a new page Baby Goats to celebrate the new arrivals at the Children's Zoo.

Flaco the Owl

Here is Flaco the horned owl. He is a big hit. He watches folks walk by from high in his perch.


Joan in the Bookstore

Joan in the Central Park bookstore with a fine display of her books.


On May 5th 2011 we added a new page Spring Time at the Zoo. celebrating the sites of Spring Time at the Central Park Zoo.

On March 7th 2011 we added a new page Winter at the Zoo.

It will be followed in due time with pages showing off The Central Park Zoo during all the seasons of the year.

On February 17th 2011 we have included some photos taken at the Zootique, otherwise known as the Zoo Store.

Zootique

Here we have Chris, Kira, and Nicole

They did a fantastic job displaying Joan's book on the Central Park Zoo.

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Zootique


We also added some pictures of the new goats to the Tisch Children's Zoo page.

We also added some pictures to the Birds page.

On December 26th we added some photes taken by Judith Wolfe to the Children's Zoo page. Judith caught on camera some beautiful pictures of the new kid which was born on December 7th 2010.

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We also have photo of Joan with her mellow fellow, Othello. He loves to come up to the fence and greet visitors. Joan at Children's Zoo


On October 20th 2010 we added photos of some of the fine folks who work at the Zoo. These include guides, security, operations and maintenance, Visitors services, and admissions personnel.

Joan at Children's Zoo Danny, Admissions

Joan at Children's Zoo Alberto, Security

Joan at Children's Zoo Santa, Operations and Maintenance

Joan at Children's Zoo Corey, Visitor Services

Joan at Children's Zoo Crystal, Operations and Maintenance, and Joan

Joan at Children's Zoo Robert, Operations and Maintenance

Joan at Children's Zoo Joan and Alberto

Joan at Children's Zoo Luz, Admissions

We also added to the
Keepers page.

We also added more photos to the Tisch Children's Zoo page.

On October 10th 2010 we added some photos to the Tisch Children's Zoo page.

Joan at Children's Zoo

Here is Joan as a child at the original Children's Zoo



On August 29 2010 we added a new page which depicts the buildings of the Central Park Zoo. Great care was taken to preserve as much of the architecture as possible with each successive renovation of the Zoo.

On August 15th 2010 we added pictures of our new baby chinstrap penquin to the Penquins page. The photos were taken by photos by Judith Wolfe

Chinstrap Penquin
Chinstrap penguin with chick.

Chinstrap PenquinIn good hands.

Chinstrap Penquin Chick taking a stretch under Mom's wachful eyes.


On May 19th 2010 we included this photo of Joan taken by Cory as she was about to the Sea Lion narration at the Central Park Zoo

Joan

On May 2nd 2010 we added some photos of Bruiser. He is the newest sea lion at the Central Park Zoo. He arrived at the zoo on Tuesday Aoril 27th from the Bronx Zoo. Bruiser is the son of Clarice formerly of the Central Park Zoo. Clarice now is living at the Aquarium. Bruiser was born in June 2009 and is a happy male sea lion. He has learned to follow the keepers hand signals and is now getting acquainted with his new friends Scooter and April.

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Bruiser on the left says hello to Scooter.

Photos by Linda Hanhilammi
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Keeper Celia getting to know Bruiser. Here he is learning the behaviors to get his fish.

Photos by Linda Hanhilammi
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Photos by Linda Hanhilammi


On March 24th 2010 we added two more photos by Judith Wolfe to our Penguins page. You will see them at the top of the page.

On March 7th 2010 we added a page devoted to all of our penguins (Chin Strap, Gentoo, and King). You find the photos and information by following this link Penguins.

On March 6th 2010 we added these two photos by Linda Hanhilammi of the newest additions to the Central Park Zoo, the King Penquins.

King Penquin King Penquin

On Septmeber 20th we added some photos of OZ to the Growing Up Snow Monkey page.
We also have a photo of Joan being kissed on a visit to the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.

Joan

On August 9th we added two new pages. One devoted to the new Red Pandas
and the second for the Snow Leopards.

On August 8th we added some photos of Oz, the newest Snow Monkey. The photos taken by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday guide.

Oz

On July 7th two new photos taken by Linda Hanhilammi, Monday guide:

Ida This is where you will usually find Ida in her window.

This next one Joan especially likes. baby snow monkey

On June 20th 2009 we added a link to ZooChat is an online community focussed on discussion about zoos, animal conservation and nature in general. We have a worldwide audience of zoo and animal conservation enthusiasts who discuss zoos and share photos and other information about nearly 600 zoos from over 50 countries.

We also added a picture to the Keepers page
from an article in the Queens Tribune about Keeper Heather Gordon. She is a Queens gal who tends to the Snow Leopards.

Heather Gordon

There is also one of Joan's favorite pictures of April now on display in the Young Sea Lions page. Lastly, we added some pictures of the newest baby lambs who reside in the Children's Zoo.

On June 15th we also added pictures of our newest Snow Monkey, who we now know is a boy.

Here are some photos of Molly our Snow Leopard. She is part of the newest exhibit at the Central Park Zoo.

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On June 2nd 2009 we added pictures of Gus and Ida, the polar bears.

And a shot of Joan with Sea Lions April and ScooterJoan with Sea Lions.

On May 29th we added a link to a friend of the Central Park Zoo who is a photographer, James Wendell. He donated some wonderful photos of our sea lions and polar bears. Please check them out.

Here is an excellent example of his work:

Python.

We also have some news about our Snow Monkeys. We had a new arrival on May 18th and have some pictures.

On March 10th 2009 we added pictures of the Lemurs which are now in the Rain Forest.
We also added some new photos of Gus and Ida on the Polar Bears page. And the latest shot of Zeppelin the Snow Monkey who is now 1 1/2 years old.

On November 2nd we added some photos to the Keepers page.
September 25th 2008 we added a link to the Central Park Zoo Book Blog
January 12th 2008 we added a page about the 1934 Zoo.

December 25th: Zeppelin is 6 months old!

In keeping with the spirit of all the holidays please click HERE
The Animal Rescue web site has not been receiving the number of clicks needed at this time of year.
They have great gifts as well as e-cards.

For those who visit the site everyday... pass the word.

November 12th: Zeppelin is growing up! There are some Halloween photoson the Growing Up Snow Monkey page.

November 3rd: We added a group of photos showing our almost five month old snow monkey Zeppelin enjoying his big plastic box. He loves to climb into it and hide or find treasures. Now he has discovered he can get to the top.

On the 14th of October 2007 we added a page to celebrate Zeppelin, our newest Snow Monkey. We'll add to it every few months in order to monitor his growing up at the Central Park Zoo. He is a real cutie. He was born on June 1st 2007.

On Auguest 21st 2007 we added a photo of Keeper Amaury to our Keepers of the Zoo
page.

We also added a page to recognize the Animal Departmentat the Central Park Zoo.

On July 5th we added 4 new photos of our new Snow Monkey baby boy.

Snow Monkey Snow Monkeys
Snow Monkeys Snow Monkeys

photos: Judith Wolfe

On May 30th we added our two new Colobus Monkeys-- Born in March and April at the Central Park Zoo.

Colobus Monkeys

photo: Judith Wolfe

On April 19th we added these photos of our new Harbor Seal, her name is Seven. The tag on her forehead is a number tag they would use if they releasing her into the wild to help keep track of them. They put the tag on their foreheads - this is the part of the body that usually sticks out of the water first. The tag would fall off during the first molt, but in her case it was removed when she went on exhibit. She is about nine months old.

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She is enjoying the company of her fellow Harbor Seals, Herbie and Nicki.

Photos: Animal Department

On March 26th 2007 we added some photos of a baby Black and White Colobus monkey who was born at the Central Park Zoo on Monday March 19th 2007. Sex as not yet been determined. Photos taken on Friday March 23rd 2007 by Judith Wolfe.

www.judithwolfe.com

All the adults take turns taking care of the baby. The older brother, Kima, now a year old shows interest in the baby and gives it friendly swipes.

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On February 11, 2007 we added two photos to the Children's Zoo page. One is of a peacock and the other is of two storks.

On January 22, 2007 we added a photo of Balto to our Animals in Art Form page. Scroll to the bottom.

On January 14, 2007 we added a link to the home page of Ami Allyson Dobelle. She currently works at the Central Park Zoo in the Education Department and her web site features a variety of paintings available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go towards saving our oceans through restoration and conservation with the help of organizations such as The Ocean Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society. We have included some of her work in our Animals in Art Form section. Scroll down to the bottom of that page to see and be sure to visit her web site.


We also added a brand new page Keepers of the Zoo. As you can probably guess, it features photographs of many of the Keepers who work at the Central Park Zoo.

On December 31st 2006 we added some new pictures of Kima the colobus monkey to the Babies of the Zoo page.

We also wanted to pass along this picture taken on Christmas Day of Keeper Raymond in his Santa hat and April which appeared on the front page of The New York Times. Please note Clarisse with the Keeper on the left. The photo was taken by Ruth Fremson. Joan was providing the narration that day while the Sea Lions were being fed.

Keeper Raymond with April


On September 24th 2006 we were sad to announce that Seaweed had to be euthanized on Thursday. She was 31 years old. She was special and will be missed by all. She began her career at the Long Island Game Farm.

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At the Long Island Game Farm, courtesy of Hank Binger

We also added a fine photo of Kima and Maude taken by Judith Wolfe Kima and Maude are colobus monkeys.

On August 13th 2006 we added a great photo of Gus the polar bear taken by our friends at The New York Times.

On April 27th 2006 Breezy the Sea Lion passed away. Breezy was the oldest sea lion in any zoo in the world. Her estimated age was about 36. She will be missed. This is sad news for those who loved her.

On March 26th 2006 we added a photograph of the new black and white colobus baby that was born on the 8th of March. It has no name as of now.

As of early 22 February 2006 Joan's new book, New York City Zoos and Aquarium, is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

On February 12th 2006 we noted that 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

On January 8th 2006 we added a picture of the sea pup Herbie. He is about 6 months old. He does have vision problems and so cannot be released into the wild. At the moment he is being introduced to our other Harbor Seal, Nicky.

On December 15th we added a picture of a new seal who will live with Senior Sealions Breezy and Seaweed. He is now in quarantine at the Central Park Zoo, where he has to stay for 30 days. Scroll down to the bottom of the page as he is a welcome addition to our zoo!

We also have a new book and with it a new web site to announce: New York City Zoos. com. It is due for publication in the spring of 2006.

On September 27th we added a link to a friend who was gracious enough to link to us from a wonderful site about Central Park. Please go visit CentralPark.com

On September 3rd we added a picture of a Gentoo Penquin and her chick who are currently behind the scenes and will return to the exhibit when they get their swim feathers. Scroll to the bottom of the babies page to see it.

On July 16th we added a new page filled with pictures of Babies of the Central Park Zoo. These are animals either born at the Zoo or who were born elsewhere but are being raised in Central Park. Look for a new photo of Joan and Ida here.

On July 3rd we added some pictures to the Rainforest page of a Fruit Bat, White Tree Frog, Emerald Tree Boa, and a Tarantula. They are at the bottom of the page so scroll down to see them.

On June 26th we added a picture of a pair of Ring Necked Doves to the Birds page.

On June 17th we added a page about the Rainforest.

On April 27th we added some more pictures of the Senior Sealions, Breezy and Seaweed, sitting together on a rock. Additionally, a photo of Yula, assistant currator of animals, with Breezy and Seaweed in the background.

On April 24th the Senior Sealions, Breezy and Seaweed, were given their own page and the Young Sealions, April, Clarice, and Scooter were placed on a page together.

On April 23rd we added two pictures of the Senior Sealions Breezy and Seaweed. As many of you know Seaweed-- age 30 has joined Breezy 30 +++ in her enclosure. Imagine my surprise when I came in and found the two sharing the rock that I call "Breezy's Rock" Two photos are enclosed. One taken from the front and the other from the top railings.

On April 8th we added a page dedicated to Birds

On March 27 two pictures were added to The Gates 2005 page.
Also a picture of baby snow monkeys was added to The Primates page.

On March 20 two pictures were added to The Gates 2005 page.
Also the picture of Scooter Sea Lion was placed on the Sea Lions page.
During the previous week we did quite a bit or resizing and formatting of the pictures on all the pages. One of the hardest parts of web design is making the pages look good to the largest number of viewers. Since there is no standard size computer monitor and web browsers will depict pages in slightly different ways this is a task that must constantly be monitored. If something appears amiss just let us know. Thanks!





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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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