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The most famous animal in here, why? What it did?
Why you work here so long time without the worry about income
History about zoo (famous)
How about the benefit (visitor)
What support here
Special accident
Why there is a zoo
What here is before the zoo

Biosphere/ Attention

History of the Utica Zoo & Utica Zoological Society
The Utica Zoo has served the region for over 100 years. Located in Roscoe-Conkling Park, the zoo is part of a recreational complex made possible by the donation of land from Thomas R. Proctor in 1909. He had a dream that a park could do as much for South Utica as Central Park was doing for New York City. He hired a famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead Jr., who’s father had designed Central Park, to plan the roads and scenic walkways in Roscoe Conkling Park. The Zoo has grown from its small beginnings with three fallow deer in 1914, to its present collection of 99 species of  animals. Of the 80 acres of land set aside for the zoo’s use, 40 are presently developed.
The Zoo property is owned by the City of Utica, and until 1964, was operated by the Parks Department. In order to ensure the Utica Zoo’s continued existence, the Utica Zoological Society assumed full management of the zoo in 1964.  The first professional zoo director was hired in 1966. One year later, Marlin Perkins officiated at the opening of the Children’ s Zoo. The society was chartered as an educational institution by the New York State Educational Department in 1968. In 1973, the education department was established with the appointment of a curator to carry out its programs.
The first building, completed in 1920, is currently named the Wildlife Building and houses the administrative offices, auditorium, reptile exhibits and the zoo’ s kitchen.  In 1981, the Animal Care Center was added to the Wildlife Building for the quarantine and veterinary facilities. The first building made exclusively for animal use was completed in 1927 and still houses the primate collection. Other major exhibits include the Lion exhibit and the California sea lion exhibit (finished in 1986).
Utica Zoo is a regional facility and a sparkling gem for the Mohawk Valley. The zoo receives annual support from Oneida County, an unrestricted grant from the Sinnott Family Fund at Fidelity Charitable, and an annual operating grant from the Natural Heritage Trust (a state agency).  The remainder of the budget is raised by the Society. Admissions fees, society membership, special events such as Wine in the Wilderness, Brewfest & Spooktacular, the gift shop, the Animal Adoption program, animal encounters, animal feed sales, stroller rentals, pavilion rentals and donations complete the operating budget income. Major capital improvements are funded through specific fund drives, major grants and other contributions and sponsorships.



There are two ambigrams which is designed by John Langdon. This two words appeared in the book which named angels and demons which author was Dan Brown. This typographer, John Longdin, was very famous in this field (ambigrams). Even Dan Brown used Longdan’s name as main role’s name- Rober Longdan who is a very famous protagonist. Because of his design, I did 5 ambigrams for my portfolio. Langdon is now a professor of typography and corporate identity at Drexel University in Philadelphia.[3] He continues to do work on ambigrams, as well and fine art works that incorporate language, type, and philosophy. He also had a online store which used to sell his design by iPhone case or shirt.

Langdon was also influenced greatly by the Taoist graphic symbol yin/yang, and the graphic work of M.C. Escher — both black and white representations of concepts that encourage viewing things from more than a single point of view. Unhappy with marginal success at designing words that would tessellate a plane like Escher’s birds and fish, Langdon’s discovery of the NEW MAN and VISTA logos (by Raymond Loewy and Dick Hess, respectively), which featured rotational symmetry, steered him in the direction of what later became known as ambigrams. The blend of his Taoist philosophy with ambigrams resulted in the 1992 publication of his book Wordplay.


Hay Editor! Caption this - the Penguins

The photographic: Berry.

For this picture, he spent 60 days to learn the movements of the penguins, and captured this photo with a GoPro on Antarctica’s sea ice. I thought the spirit of Berry was worth to be respected and studied.

In another way, the face of the penguin looks very anger and I thought this is its attitude for the human beings. From the face of penguin, I thought human’s  actions must have some bad influence for penguins’ home land. From this picture, I thought human should change their attitude for animals and nature.

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