New Mets player takes kids to Queens Zoo


He’s been here less than a month, but James Loney is already starting to explore Queens.

The Mets new first baseman, acquired in late May to take over duties for the injured Lucas Duda, took a trip to the zoo with fellow Met Matt Reynolds. They joined students from P.S. 143 in Corona.

Together, the visitors made enrichment buckets for the zoo’s Andean bears. The buckets were filled with frozen watermelon slices and other delicious fruits.

Later, the group visited the farm area to learn more about horses and other domestic animals. The event was part of “Amazin’ City,” where Mets players take NYC students to landmarks and cultural institutions.

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