Today I took my annual birthday pilgrimage to the Bronx Zoo - highlighted this year with a visit to the very newly opened Madagascar exhibit, in the Zoo's historic Lion House. It's a fairly small exhibit that, of course, stars lemurs, but in addition to the very endearing sifaka who greets you as you enter and the incredible red ruffed lemurs who make the most incredible (and loud!) group calls within feet of you, other highlights included two really huge Nile crocodiles displayed in a really, really cool way and a beautiful fossa. Surprisingly missing were any chameleons, though today was a bad day for herps, apparently, many of whom got removed due to overzealous air-conditioning, so they might be part of this exhibit otherwise. There are a lot of photos and blurbs about the conservation work being done by WCS in Madagascar, though I would have liked to have seen more info on the biogeography and evolutionary relationships of these really neat animals.
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