Happy National Zoo Lovers Day!!!

Happy National Zoo Lovers Day ! !

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Origination: Today was National Zoo Lovers Day. Every April 8th, the day encourages us to seek attendance–to plan to visit and explore our local zoos. Every year there are millions visiting zoos to see and learn about the many of animals that live there. Also being zoological parks, many serve also as breeding centers. The zoo teams up as a facility that is relied on when there are species that are endangered species or at the risk of becoming an endangered species. The zoo also provides an education to the public about all the different varieties of animals and their habitats.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

A few zoo facts:

  • The Vienna Zoo is the oldest existing zoo in existence. It was opened to the public in the year 1765.
  • The Central Park Zoo is the oldest existing United States zoo in existence. It was opened to the public in the year 1864 in New York City.
  • The Philadelphia Zoo holds the oldest zoo charter in existence. It formed in the year 1859 and officially opened to the public in the year 1874.
  • There are approximately 350 individual zoos all over the United States.
  • There are approximately 175 million people visiting zoos every year.
  • Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom has had over an average 9.8 million annual visitors.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo was founded in 1868, making it the fourth oldest zoo in North America. It is a 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois that still offers free admission (one of a handful) in the United States. The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Lincoln Park Zoo has the Zoological Society assuming the management of the zoo with the Chicago Park District remaining the ownership.
  • Brookfield Zoo opened to the public in 1934 with an estimated 58,000 people in attendance. Brookfield is owned and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society. Annual attendance now exceeds more than two million guests. For all of the guests throughout its 82-year history, the zoo has inspired conservation leadership by providing amazing animal experiences. Rick Sauseda of Elgin was recognized for being the 150 millionth guest to Brookfield Zoo.

Photos at Brookfield Zoo:
Today I am featuring vintage photos from July 10, 1981 at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois.

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 ©2022 Versatileer

Photo #1 taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125 second, loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper.

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Theodore Roosevelt Fountain at Brookfield Zoo: Originally Posted: Mar 29, 2021: Monthly Photography Series, Part II: Camera Filter Guide – Use and Proper Selection ©2021 Versatileer

Photo #2 taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/250 second, loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper.

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 ©2022 Versatileer

Photo #3 taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/250 second, loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper.

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 ©2022 Versatileer

Photo #4 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/250 second, loaded with Kodak Plus-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.

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 ©2022 Versatileer

Photo #5 taken with a Nikon EM camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/250 second, loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper. 

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Happy National Zoo Lovers Day

Images © 2021 & 2022 Versatileer

4 thoughts on “Happy National Zoo Lovers Day – 2022 + Brookfield Zoo Photos

  1. Great pictures, I especially love the one with the rainbow through the fountain! My favorite zoo is the Bronx Zoo – spent so many happy hours there,and also at the Botanical Gardens right next door to it.

  2. Thanks for all the great pictures and extra and interesting info. I went there every summer with our local park district and I’d really like to go back this summer.

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