The Bronx Zoo


New York
United States
40° 50' 58.3008" N, 73° 52' 32.5848" W
General info: 

The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres (107 ha) of park lands and naturalistic habitats. It was opened already in 1899 and today it is home to more than 4,000 animals of 650 species, many of which are endangered or threatened. The magnitude and impressive exhibits make it impossible to see everything in a single visit, but it is a wonderful destination in New York City for nature and animal lovers.

Exhibits and attractions
The zoos outdoor and indoor exhibits have basically all the animals commonly seen in wildlife tv-documents plus thousands that you have never heard of.. A good way to have an overview of the outdoor exhibits is to take the Wild Asia Monorail around the zoo. From the monorail you will see tigers, elephants, and rhinos, and wild horses in their natural habitats. The private://African Plainsprivate:// exhibit allows visitors to walk past lions, storks and zebras, and see herds of gazelles. Giraffes roam nearby. If you are looking for more action, a good idea is to find out when and where various -animal-feeding sessions and demonstrations will be held that day. Feeding of tigers, sea lions, penguins and bee-eating birds are nice to watch. When polar bears are on a playful mode is extremely funny to watch their play in the water and with the balls.

Don´t miss the Butterfly Garden and the Gongo Gorilla forest. The Butterfly Garden is home to a greenhouse, sculptured gardens, a giant insect carousel, and over 1,000 butterflies with free rein. The Congo Gorilla Forest is the largest facsimile of an African rain forest in on the planet and it is home to two western lowland gorilla families as well as Colobus monkeys, guenon, marmosets and mandrills. Visitors walk through the area and can also view it from treetop lookouts.

private://Jungle Worldprivate:// is an indoor tropical jungle and home to nearly 800 animals including otters, gibbons, and a tapir. private://World of Birdsprivate:// is an indoor walk-through aviary.

Getting there: 

Express bus: BxM11 express bus stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo’s Bronx River entrance (Gate B)
Subway: #2 or #5 train to East Tremont Ave/West Farms Square. At street level, walk straight ahead (follow train uptown) on Boston Road 21⁄2 blocks to the Zoo’s Asia gate entrance (Gate A).


Admission fees:
• $15 for Adults
• $11 for Children 3-12
• $13 for Seniors (65+)
• Free for Children under 3
• Free for Members
• Pay-What-You-Wish Admission on Wednesdays

Opening hours:
• Summer: (April 3 - November 1) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays
• Winter: (November 2 - April 2) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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