|Ahh, the sullen look of a surly teenage tiger.|
One such animal was certainly new to the territory at wanted everyone in New York to know he was King. A young male lion decided to roar--loudly and repeatedly. To say his manly lion-call gave us a chill would be an understatement. We could literally feel the sound waves of his roar, and we actually felt a touch of mortal terror. Incredible, to say the least. The female was more subtle, as females generally are, as she patiently and methodically sharpened her claws on a tree trunk for all to see, before slowly slinking away to leave Mr. Macho to himself.
|If all you're going to do is yell, Leo, I'm going to walk out.|
If you are riding towards Maine: Northbound riders have two options. Option 1 is to follow the East Coast Greenway route north on Broadway in Manhattan's Marble Hill, through Van Cortlandt Park, then travel southeast on the Mosholu Greenway. Upon reaching the New York Botanical Gardens, you can make a right turn on Southern Boulevard and ride between the Botanical Gardens and Fordham University. After riding for about one mile on Southern Boulevard, you will reach the pedestrian entrance to the zoo on your left.
Option two is to take a shortcut. Instead of taking the Broadway Bridge over the Harlem River, simply take the 207th street bridge into the Bronx. Once in the Bronx, 207th street simply becomes Fordham Road. Follow Fordham Road for about two miles until you reach Southern Boulevard. Turn right at Southern, and the entrance to the Zoo will be on your left. Though less scenic that riding through Van Corltandt Park and the Moshulu Greenway, this will save you about two and half miles of riding.
Please enjoy the video below, and if you're biking in the neighborhood, definitely make time to make the Bronx Zoo a destination!