Keeper Feeding Giraffe 1910

High Achievers

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.”

Harbor Seal Pup

Spotted: Harbor Seal Pup

For only the second time in 15 years, the aquarium is home to a new harbor seal pup!

Gorilla Mothers and Babies

Pretty Young Things

This spring lots of new faces have been popping up at our zoos. From some of the world’s largest reptiles to the smallest deer, there are new species delighting visitors across New York.

Eel and Sea Life Monitoring Education Instructor and Students

Coney Island's New York Aquarium Helps Massive Eel Research Project

In one of the largest eel research projects across the East Coast, New York Aquarium researchers in Coney Island have begun collecting the sea creatures along the Hudson River to better understand their decline.