The #1 item on my eight year-old son's Christmas list is "AN ACTUAL PENGUIN". Please help me creatively accommodate his request without violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Dec 17, 2013 -
I am looking for a zoo which offers a "behind the scenes" encounter with monkeys, ideally in North East USA/Canada. [more inside]
posted by unlaced
on Jun 24, 2013 -
Boston mefites! Would like to take my husband and 4 year old to the zoo tomorrow for Father's Day. Which zoo, Franklin Park, or Stone Zoo, is the most fun? Also, any restaurants around the zoos that are recommended? [more inside]
posted by MadMadam
on Jun 15, 2013 -
My 10-year-old nephew lives in Cranford, NJ and really likes tropical birds. My wife and I said for Christmas we'd take him to the zoo hopefully to see some birds and really the only research I had done was to confirm the Prospect Park Zoo (which is the same thing as the Brooklyn Zoo??) was open in the winter, but when I look at the site there's not much mention of tropical birds. Is there anything better in the area?
posted by theNeutral
on Jan 3, 2013 -
from a few days ago got me thinking. When a dangerous zoo animal, like a tiger or a lion, kills a (negligent?) caretaker or escapes and kills another human, why is it (usually?) killed? I know that humans kill dogs that have bitten someone, but these animals are in a cage anyway, so I don't get it. They're in the cage to prevent them from killing humans, right? So what's the point? Not vengeance, surely?
posted by Skyanth
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Aug 5, 2012 -
Like most kids, I loved animals growing up. Unlike most kids, though, I never grew out of it! My passion has remained with me into my 30s. I still squat down on the sidewalk to watch an interesting bug walk by and stare at the ubiquitous squirrels outside. I want to know everything about all kinds of animals, interact with as many as possible and observe them in all environments. [more inside]
posted by dede
on Jun 25, 2012 -
What is your favorite, can't miss museum, botanical garden, aquarium, zoo or other attraction that is using cool visitor experience technology? Bonus points if they're in Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles or Seattle. [more inside]
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo..
on Mar 14, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a petting zoo / farm which keeps 'micro pigs' in or near London?
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Feb 15, 2011 -
Feeding the giraffes: does anyone have personal experience with this at the Fort Worth Zoo or the newly opened Dallas Zoo exhibit? What is it like -- can you purchase food? Is there a better possibility as a day trip from DFW? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Jul 21, 2010 -
What's the real reason apes evolved to move through trees using arms rather than legs and a tail; why do they swing rather than jump? Surely not because "a tree branch can hold more weight above than it than below it"
(as purported by a suspect sheet of "fun facts" at the zoo). [more inside]
posted by theDTs
on May 28, 2010 -
Did Auckland zoo(in New Zealand) really shoot a baby hippo because of budget constraints? [more inside]
posted by Phcyso
on Apr 20, 2010 -
What were these small cats I saw in the predator house at the Berlin Zoo? [more inside]
posted by soelo
on Dec 31, 2009 -
What do zoos do with large animals that die? I heard about a giraffe at the Santa Barbara zoo that died and it got me to wondering about what they'd do with the body. I'm guessing they wouldn't just feed it to predator animals (even though that seems kind of efficient and circle of lifeish) so do they bury them, burn them, stuff them?
posted by willnot
on Dec 15, 2009 -
Where can I go from here? I switched jobs (from waitressing to working at a pet store) a month ago, and plan on staying at the pet store for about a year. What can I do with pet store experience? [more inside]
posted by d13t_p3ps1
on Jul 23, 2008 -
I've always wanted to hold a baby monkey or ape - actually, particularly a baby ape. Are there any places in New England where I can make this dream happen? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Jul 27, 2006 -
I am in Philadelphia. My wife and I would like to travel from Reading Terminal Market to the zoo by public transportation. How do we best do it?
Also, we would like to get to Citizens Bank Park via public transport today. Is this possible? The web site has a lot of information about parking but nothing about getting there by public transport.
posted by Mayor Curley
on May 20, 2006 -