See What’s Happening at the Bronx Zoo in September! #BronxZoo

Disclosure: As a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador, I received a family membership in exchange for my participation.  All opinions expressed here are always my own.

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Did you miss your chance to see the Bronx Zoo’s exciting Dinosaur Safari exhibit this summer? You’re in luck — it has been EXTENDED!

Bronx Zoo just announced that they will keep these enormous creatures at the zoo through November 3rd based on overwhelming popular demand. Don’t miss your last chance to see this amazing exhibit that guests are coming back to see again and again! Come take a ride and witness over 20 animatronic creatures roar, hiss, move, and spit water on this electrifying prehistoric journey. Make sure you stop by the Dinosaur Safari Field Site, located at the ride’s disembark zone, where you can dig for fossils, touch dinosaur skulls, and gain insight into what fossils and modern animals can tell us about these fantastic creatures.

September 7th & 8th

Jump on the Bandwagon and come hear Kindie Award winning children’s musical artist Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights celebrate animals and dinosaurs. One of NYC’s favorite kindie rock acts, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, is ready to rock out in celebration of dinosaurs!  Joanie will present three rocking, dinosaur-themed family shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 3:30 p.m. Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights’ shows will be high energy, interactive experiences from start to finish, showcasing an assortment of dinosaur songs, several of which Joanie will write especially for these performances!  Joanie and the band will also perform an array of animal tunes from their award-winning album, What A Zoo!, along with songs from their newest release, Bandwagon.

Kids will move like crazy during Joanie’s “Freeze Dance” song, and she’ll have prizes for all the awesome dancers.  On “Wimoweh” Joanie and the band will encourage kids to pretend to sleep and then startle their grown-ups when they ROAR! like lions. “Blast Off,” one of Joanie’s most requested and rowdiest tunes, gives kids a chance to practice counting down from 10 backwards and then jumping as high as they can when everyone says “BLAST OFF!”  On “Mosquitoes,” kids won’t even realize they’re learning to clap to the beats when they join Joanie in trying to “get ‘em!”

If there weren’t enough reasons for you to come to the zoo this September, what about a chance to see the royal baby? The zoo’s royal baby, that is! A new Indian rhino calf, born to parents Penny and Sanjay, made her public debut on the Wild Asia monorail late this summer. The female calf weighed around 120 pounds at birth on April 6 and will grow to approximately 4,000 pounds as an adult! This birth is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program designed to maintain genetic diversity in zoo populations of threatened and endangered species. Because of poaching, Indian rhinos are designated as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and as “endangered” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Come see the zoo’s baby as she plays in the mud, viewable on the Asia Monorail!

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Bronx Zoo Indian Rhino and baby Indian Rhino baby

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