The Other Side
I personally find Monkeys of any species absolutely fascinating and intelligent and well, just plain awesome. But I have never been inside the Monkey House, and I don't think I will go again. It is the epitome of "caged" creatures and if this photo doesn't tell it all. Both these little fellas (White-throated Capuchin) just look so sad.
All the Monkeys at the Bronx Zoo have wonderful outside play areas in warmer weather. It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres (107 ha) of park lands and naturalistic habitats. So I had to keep telling myself, they were warm, safe, and had plenty of food, inside, even if the walls were only "painted" with tree murals. After all, this particular building has been "home" to primates for well over a Century. Focused on conservation, the Bronx Zoo opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits, 843 animals. As of 2010, the Bronx Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals of 650 species, many of which are endangered or threatened.
I promise these are the last "ZOO" photo for 2011!!
I have finally "caught" my first flu/cold bug of this year --- sorry for being so behind on comments, but will see you all soon!