It’s a Zoo in There!

Central Park has a wonderful zoo designed to teach children about wildlife and conservation. But the hours — especially during the winter — are short and the price of admission can be prohibitive.

Here’s an alternative to the zoo itself; the Fifth Avenue subway station, which is the station closest to the zoo, has brought some of the animals inside. No matter what the weather, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, you can duck underground and visit the cheerful mosaic animals created by artist Ann Schaumburger.

You can even pet these creatures. Just don’t try to feed them.

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Penguin family with three babies

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Penguin family with two babies

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Mother and child horses

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Snail family heading towards a stairway

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Mommy snail

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Family of butterfiles

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Butterfly close-up

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Monkey family

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Baby monkey holding onto Mommy’s belly

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Mommy and baby polar bears (click to see larger)

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A flock of parrots

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Parrots with purple torsos

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Closer view of parrot

Central Park Zoo
Chelsea Art Galleries: Ann Schaumburger

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7 Responses to It’s a Zoo in There!

  1. they really are pretty

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  2. antof9 says:

    love ‘em! We just watched “Madagascar” tonight! Appropriate that I would see this entry now :)

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  3. I have only seen the monkey mural. I haven’t seen the rest. Are they from the same subway station?

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  4. annulla says:

    Ming: Yes, these are all inside the Fifth Avenue Station. Keep an eye out for them. :)

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  5. Sheila W. says:

    Great pictures! I’d love to visit New York City once in my lifetime. :)

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