This is April Waiting for the Keepers
These are our young Sea Lions
Photo by James Wendell
This is Scooter
The Central Park Zoo has three sea lions in the main pool Scooter is 18 and was born in Prospect Park Brooklyn. Here is a photo of her showing the keepers are tongue. This kind of behavior is important to the keepers- it allows them to check out any problems.
Photo by Joan Scheier
Scooter and April, looking for keepers
Photos by Danny's son, from Santa Fe)
April on her rock
Clarice Sea Lion with Joan Scheier
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 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
April Sea Lion "Porpoising"
This is April. She is 13 years old and she was born in the Bronx Zoo. She watches the keepers as they come towards the enclosure to see what they have for her. She can do many behaviors but she shows the visitors a natural behavior called "porpoising." Sea lions do this to gain speed to escape predators or chase down their dinner. Here are two photos. One showing April coming out of the water and then going back into the water.
Photos by Ferne Spieler
Photo Ferne Spieler
Photo Joan Scheier
The 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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