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NYC – Brooklyn – Prospect Park Zoo: Animals in Our Lives – Koi

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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NYC – Brooklyn – Prospect Park Zoo: Animals in Our Lives – Koi
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koiKoi (鯉), or far more particularly nishikigoi (錦鯉), are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio. They are believed to have originated from Eastern Asia, Aral, Black and Caspian Seas. Earliest records of Koi have been found in China and have been broadly spread in Japan. The ornamental cultivation of carp flourished beneath the Chinese Qing Dynasty and Japanese Yayoi Period. They are very closely connected to goldfish and, in reality, the style of breeding and ornamentation has turn into extremely equivalent, probably via the efforts of Japanese breeders to emulate goldfish. Koi and tattoos of koi are traditionally considered lucky.

The word &quotkoi&quot comes from Japanese. The original Japanese word koi simply means &quotcarp,&quot like both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. A homonym of koi signifies ‘love, affection’ and koi are for that reason symbols of really like and friendship in Japan.

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The Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn’s only Zoo, is home to nearly 400 animals of more than 80 species. First established as a modest menagerie in Prospect Park in the late 1800’s, this collection of animals became the much more formal Prospect Park Zoo on Flatbush Avenue that opened to the public on July three, 1935. A Functions Progress Administration (WPA) project, the Zoo was component of a huge city-wide park improvement plan initiated and executed by former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. Closed in 1988 for a five year, million dollar renovation plan, the zoo was totally replaced save for the exteriors of the 1930’s-era buildings. Rededicated on October five, 1993, it joined Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) planet-renowned network of wildlife parks in New York City.

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Isezaki, Yokohama

The vertical white signboard says ‘Tattoo Preservation Society.’ It offers us very coercive impression since the standard Japanese tatoo is like a symbol of Yakuza – gangster.

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