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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 [...]

The Sad Story of Ota Benga

Fifty years after slavery was abolished, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit in which they displayed a man in a cage. His name was Ota Benga, a member of a pygmy Mbuti tribe from the Belgian Congo. Ota Benga’s life was tragic from early on. He was a member of the Mbuti people who lived in [...]

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

4 Animals You Can Only Find in Zoos

People go to zoos to see the animals from exotic locales we couldn’t get to on our own. But some of these animals can’t be seen anywhere except zoos. These are the animals that are extinct in the wild, dependent on the keepers and zoo breeding programs for their very survival. Here are a few [...]

Mel Blanc: Man of a Thousand Voices

Although you may have never seen Mel Blanc’s face, you’ve definitely heard his voice — he voiced hundreds of classic cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Barney Rubble, Foghorn Leghorn, and bunches more. Known as the “man of a thousand voices,” he actually claims roughly 400 voices in the video below — [...]

Place Names with Definite Articles

Why is it called The Hague instead of just Hague? New York City has Manhattan and The Bronx. Why not The Manhattan? Or just Bronx? And when did The Ukraine become plain Ukraine? It turns out that place names with definite articles all have a different story to explain the name, and different languages have [...]