The Central Park Zoo is getting two new grizzly bears. Betty and Veronica will live in a completely remodeled habitat formerly occupied by the zoo’s polar bears.
In honor of National Zookeeper Week, we’re taking a look back at some of our early keepers. Many things have changed about the job since these dedicated folks were here, starting with the uniform. Others haven’t, including the qualities of a good keeper. As W. Reid Blair – the Bronx Zoo’s first full-time veterinarian and later director – wrote in 1901, successful keepers, “as a rule, are sympathetic and intelligent.”
A white-naped crane chick has joined the ranks at the zoo. Although this is the second chick for this set of parents, it is the first offspring to be hatched at this zoo.
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