WCS and NYBG Libraries, Bronx Park Postcards
This digital collection brings together postcards held by the Wildlife Conservation Society Library (which houses the archives of the Bronx Zoo) and The New York Botanical Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library. These 454 postcards, which range in date from 1905 to the 1980s, depict Bronx Park's natural beauty and highlight the buildings, landscapes, and inhabitants of the two iconic institutions located on this land.Learn More About the Collection
- Back caption: A busy moment in the animal nursery / Bronx Zoo, New York City / Mrs. Helen Martini is the Bronx Zoo's foster mother to baby animals that need special care in the Animal Nursery. These are some of her special pets--three baby Jaguars and a Tiger cub that were hand-reared until they were large enough to be placed on exhibition. There is always a wild scramble at feeding time.
- Conservatory, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, New York City. The New York Botanical Garden, in Bronx Park is open daily from 9 to 5, admission free. The conservatories contain tens of thousands of growing plants, shrubs and trees gathered from all parts of the world. The outdoor beds show many specimens of plants, trees and flowers and there are miles of walks bordered by beautiful plants and flowers.
- Back caption: Eastern gray herons at home / Bronx Zoo, New York City / Like all herons, these gigantic birds are likely to be seen standing motionless for long periods--which is why they are so often photographed in the Bronx Zoo's Aquatic Birds House! Occasionally they indulge in "whetting" each other's bill. Their home is at the water's edge in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Ceylon.