Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Makes Special Visit to Bronx Zoo

John Orozco Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Bronx native spends some time with some other famous Bronx residents

Bronx, NY – Aug. 31, 2012 – Attached Photo: Olympic gymnast John Orozco visits with animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo upon returning from London to his home in the Bronx.

Pictured is John Orozco with a sloth practicing a few moves on a the zoo's version of a high bar.

To show gratitude to John representing his country and his community on the world stage, the Bronx Zoo treated the Olympian to a special meet-and-greet with animals in its education program.


Max Pulsinelli (718) 220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org.

Steve Fairchild (718) 220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends. Adult admission is $16.95, children (3-12 years old) $11.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.95. Parking is $14 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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