It’s a Zoo in There!

December 9, 2008

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.

IMG_9352
Penguin family with three babies

IMG_9349
Penguin family with two babies

IMG_9353
Mother and child horses

IMG_3713
Snail family heading towards a stairway

IMG_3740
Mommy snail

IMG_3719
Family of butterfiles

IMG_3720
Butterfly close-up

IMG_3723
Monkey family

IMG_3732
Baby monkey holding onto Mommy’s belly

IMG_9344
Mommy and baby polar bears (click to see larger)

IMG_3741
A flock of parrots

IMG_3731
Parrots with purple torsos

IMG_3730
Closer view of parrot

Central Park Zoo
Chelsea Art Galleries: Ann Schaumburger


%d bloggers like this: