- Posted December 31, 2013 by
Brooklyn, New York
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Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Turn your penny into a walrus!
while I was waiting for animal feeding time I noticed a machine that turns a penny into an animal or wildlife insigna. I chose the Walrus. You need 50 cents for the service and a penny. You choose the insigna you want, turn the crank..talk about technology.. and walla..your penny is flattened and engraved with the motif of your choice. I was thrilled to get my walrus, and
it turned out that just then a staff worker came with a huge bucket of food and fish to feed the walrus there and I was able to get some pictures.
The Aquarium is located at Coney Island. You can get there via NYC subway system if you are visiting. All money is considered contributions and goes to restoring and rebuilding the new and better NY Aquarium.
I know for a fact that many of the dedicated staff stayed with the animals during the height of the storm and you can see their gratitude by the way they interact with the playful but serious staff!
Happy new year from the NY aquarium. I hope to be back there Sunday to check on my new animal friends..
January I, 21014.