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In 1906, the Bronx Zoo Put a Black Man on Display in the Monkey House

The young black man who arrived at the Bronx Zoo in the summer of 1906 cut a striking figure. Dressed in a white suit, he was carrying a wooden bow, a quiver of arrows, and a chimpanzee. He stood 4’ 11” tall and weighed 103 pounds, and when he smiled, he revealed a set of [...]

Roaches Are Forever

This Valentine’s Day, tell your sweetheart that your love will never die – in fact, it will survive a nuclear holocaust, just like a cockroach. This Valentine’s Day, the Bronx Zoo wants to start a new lover’s tradition: giving the [...]

One of The Most Unique Gifts You Can Give This Valentine’s Day

Looking for something really different to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day? How about a roach? How better to express your appreciation for that special someone than to name one of the Bronx Zoo’s 58,000 Madagascar hissing cockroach after them? Best of all, when you purchase this everlasting gift, you’ll help support the Wildlife Conservation [...]

Life-Sized LEGO Animals

At the Bronx Zoo, now through September 30, you can visit life-sized LEGO recreations of some of your favorite animals. The animals-in-brick are part of the Great Summer Zoofari, a Lego Wildlife Expedition which aims to shed some light on “the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and other threats to their survival.” [...]

Lego Animals Take Over The Bronx Zoo

After the Bronx Zoo lost their cobra earlier this year, they decided to invest in some animals that won’t be able to escape. Just kidding, the Lego critters are a special art installation, placed just outside the enclosures of their real-life lookalikes. See more pics at the link. Link

The Tweeting Bronx Zoo Cobra

Last week, a venomous Egyptian cobra escaped from its cage at the Bronx Zoo … and wasted no time in opening its own Twitter account. He now tweets from @BronxZoosCobra (and in one day, got more followers than @BronxZoo): While keepers at the Bronx Zoo’s reptile house searched on Monday afternoon for an Egyptian cobra that [...]

For Valentine’s Day, Name a Roach After Your Loved One

“Flowers wilt. Chocolates melt. Roaches are forever.” That’s the advice offered by the Bronx Zoo in conjunction with their limited-time Valentine’s Day offer: How better to express your appreciation for that special someone than to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after them? Naming a roach in honor of someone near and dear to your heart shows that [...]