In between two sections of the Children’s Zoo in Central Park is the Delecorte Clock, sitting atop a grand brick archway. I didn’t know anything about it at the time I took the pictures but the sculptures were so cute I had to photograph it. Apparently during the day on the hour and half-hour it plays nursery rhyme tunes, but I guess I wasn’t near enough to hear it when it did. The clock is named after donor George Delacorte; the animal figures were created by Italian sculptor Andrea Spadini. It was dedicated in 1965.
On the north side of the arches are two statues that I also thought were delightful. They are Frederick George Richard Roth’s Honey Bear and Dancing Goat bronze sculptures dating from 1935.