Winners: Bronx Zoo 'Caption This' Contest

Congratulations to our winners—click on the photos to see their captions!


Update (Aug. 10)

First off, a big “Thank You” to everyone for some truly terrific captions for these photos— they were great — and thank you, too, to all of you who voted in the contest.

Below we’ve listed seven winners, including our grand prize winner, and you can read their captions in the photo above.

The contest ran across dozens of Patch sites throughout Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, with Patch readers in those areas captioning different photos.

Our winners are (see the image above for winning captions and corresponding photos):

Grand Prize Winner

  • : “Really? NBC fired you? I can put in a good word for you at Toys R Us!”

Connecticut Winner

  • : “When I said, ‘Stop chewing my ear off!’ I meant it LITERALLY!”

New Jersey Winners

  • : “I always stick my neck out for you, because you're my biggest fan.”  
  • : “Giraffe to peacock: ‘I think you're my biggest fan!’ “

New York City Winner

  • : “Don't worry. If I catch you by the toe, I'll LEGO right away.”

Long Island Winner

  • : “hold up. i'm made of WHAT????”

Westchester/Rockland Winner:

  • : "Time to Lego of your wild side at the Bronx zoo!!!"

Way to go, everyone!


AUG 6 - Entries are now closed. Please vote in the poll below to select Bronx Zoo tickets winners.


For many of us, August brings restful activities—beaches, camping, swimming, barbecuing—together with friends and family.

One terrific option for area residents is the .

Visit a Wild Forest: A LEGO Safari at the Bronx Zoo thru September 3rd! Explore an exotic trail with life-sized LEGO structures including rhinos, gorillas, lemurs and more, head to our  Build Zone and create your own wild LEGO creatures or help build a Mystery Mural.

All Patch readers will also receive a 20 percent discount on tickets to visit the zoo this summer! For more information visit us here.

Four our contest, caption the photo above (just click where it says “Leave a comment” below) and you’ll have a chance at winning a family 4-pack to the zoo, and the grand prize of a VIP zoo tour with a yearlong family membership!

Here's how the contest works:

  1. Enter your caption or captions in the comment thread below.
  2. Patch will take captions through Sunday, Aug. 5, and present a list of finalists on Monday, Aug. 6.
  3. Winners will be selected by the votes of Patch users.

More details about the contest are attached.

Here’s some info about a great new part of the zoo, “Wild Forest: A LEGO Safari.” There, visitors will find LEGO animal sculptures in one dramatically, designed location and can learn fascinating facts about each animal and the LEGO structure built to represent it. Activities include:

  • Help to build a Mystery LEGO mural
  • Watch a LEGO Master Builder at work (select weekends in July & August)
  • Build your own LEGO structure in the Build Zone
  • Avenue Zoo puppet theater at Asia Stage
  • Learn fascinating facts within the LEGO Forest
Bella August 03, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Mom, please, can I keep him, pleeeeeeaseeee?
Lisa Buonomo August 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM
The baby giraffe looks on in awe, wonders....Are you my mommy? On another topic: Just saying.....isn't this open to Teaneck residents? I see people from all over Bergen County here, with posts??? This is the Teaneck Patch, no? Just saying?
Paul Umrichin August 03, 2012 at 02:38 PM
no... Ridgewood-Glenrock Patch
Desha Johnson August 03, 2012 at 02:48 PM
And the new Democratic and Republican mascots are...
paul August 03, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Stay right there, my TV reception is now perfect!
James Kleimann August 03, 2012 at 02:56 PM
This is open to pretty much all of the New Jersey Patch sites.
Hank August 03, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Rich August 03, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Your move Sir!
Teresa A August 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
"You're so vain - I bet you think this song is about you, don't you, don't you, don't you...well you're where you should be all the time...you're so vain..."
Teresa A August 03, 2012 at 07:41 PM
"Have you seen my giiirrrllllfffrrriiieeennnddd?"
Teresa A August 03, 2012 at 07:43 PM
"You know people like to collect peacock feathers and your display is just advertising for a good plucking."
Susan August 03, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Ah, thanks for the breeze. This summer has been so hot.
Teresa A August 03, 2012 at 10:59 PM
The most elegant Bronx Cheer.
Deleted because of harassment August 04, 2012 at 03:06 AM
"Hey, show-off - That's my mom, and she's about to step on you..."
Fran Hopkins August 04, 2012 at 03:17 AM
"What are we going to tell our parents?"
EILEEN August 04, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Hey Phelps! Give a lad a brake, though I'm exhausted from the sun, can assure ya, my long legs would help me win the gold.
EILEEN August 04, 2012 at 03:54 AM
My darling Peacock, lets sit down with our children and discuss the importance of always telling the truth, no matter what!
Roger Fed August 04, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Hmmm - that's quite some tail feather!!
diane albarella August 04, 2012 at 10:58 PM
for Giraffe photo: "I have been longing for you" also, to peacock...." Hey do you want to neck"?
Tom Rubino August 05, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Sorry, but I am not impressed !
Ben Mason August 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Son, wait here. Your mother has some explaining to do.
emilyk August 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM
tail envy
Grafix Avenger August 05, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Like it!
paul August 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Who's your daddy? or Excuse me, who's your daddy?
grace stampf August 06, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Really? NBC fired you? I can put in a good word for you at Toys R Us!
Tom Troncone (Editor) August 06, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Entries are now closed. Please vote in the poll to select Bronx Zoo tickets winners.
EILEEN August 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Samantha Meyers August 07, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Hahah love it!
Anita Gomez August 07, 2012 at 10:52 PM
This one by grace stampf is my vote! Funny!!!
blah blah blah August 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM
The winner should have to share her tickets, since she stole the NBC and Toy's R Us idea from other posts.


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