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Sunday, May 4, 2014
Dinosaur Safari at Bronx Zoo
Went to the Bronx Zoo yesterday to see the Dinosaur Safari exhibit. It was fun and Xavi enjoyed it though a little frightened by some of the exhibits. I'm sure Maxi will like it as well (and Frankie?) and we'll take the Hacks there in the summer.
It was a lovely day for it, sunny and got up to about 20C before a late change. The Zoo is on the banks of the Bronx River (trivia: only freshwater river in New York City) and only 30 minutes from midtown on the BxM11 express bus and you get to see Harlem on the way. It was built in 1902 and has a lot of that classic zoo architecture from the era, like you also find at Taronga Park. They are re-doing the Children's Zoo, which was closed. There is a monorail around all the "Asian" animals (tigers, elephants, rhino, deer, etc); a long wait in the line but it was worth it