Three NYC females are getting moved into a 22,000 square foot, multi-million dollar residence this spring, and getting a little male companionship this summer. Fortunately, this is not a public display nightmare of Trump- or Hefner-esque proportions. The ladies in question are sea lions and they're going to occupy a newly-renovated Bronx Zoo habitat.
The areas being renovated include an Italian garden of boxwoods and roses; the Rockefeller Fountain, which has provided a welcome spritzing to many of the two million annual visitors; and a suite of Beaux-Arts-style buildings considered to be the heart of the 265-acre zoo.
One of those buildings, the Lion House, which opened in 1903 and was designed by the New York architects Heins and LaFarge, has been closed for more than two decades, and the lions roam an outdoor exhibit.
If you've never been to the Bronx Zoo, this summer and these sea lions might be a standout reason to check it out. Their names are Adrienne, Cleo and Indie.
(NYC - Bronx - Bronx Zoo: Polar Bear, by wallyg at flickr)