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Bronx Zoo, Bronx

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The world's largest urban zoo, Bronx Zoo displays more than 650 different species from across the globe--about 6,000 animals in total. The 107 hectare (265 acre) park features numerous sections and regional themes, including Wild Asia, Madagascar, African Plains, the World of Monkeys, and Tiger Mountain. You'll find a colony of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in their jungle habitat in the Congo Gorilla Forest, which showcases the zoo's commitment to conservation and provides residents with spacious outdoor enclosures. Check the zoo's online events schedule for animal feedings, zookeeper talks, and enrichment activities. To visit Bronx Zoo on your holiday in Bronx, and find out what else Bronx has to offer, use our Bronx trip generator.
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  • My girlfriend and i had an adventure yesterday. We hopped on a train at Grand Central and went up to The Bronx. From there we continued on foot into the 265-acre oasis known as The Bronx Zoo. If you'v...  more »
  • This is a nice zoo to visit. It was our first time here and we enjoyed it pretty well. There were a few things closed .It is spread out all over the land so its lots of walking make sure if u are a fa...  more »
  • I live in NJ and took my nieces and nephews to the Bronx Zoo. When I had children I took them to MANY other zoos but not here- I have no idea why. I just took my now adult children to the Bronx Zoo an...  more »
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  • It was a very nice zoo. Nice display of animals. The zoo was very clean and the staff was helpful. The animals appeared to be well taken care of. The only thing that I would recommend is more signs for parking to the lot. We were able to park on the street but almost got a parking ticket. Overall, it was a great day trip. They say it is recommended 2 days to see everything, but we comfortably did it in one day.
  • As an animal lover, I go to this zoo quite often. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. You can find them all over the park and they will gladly answer any questions about the animals, or teach you something new. It's a nice day trip. It's huge, but the setting is beautiful as you make your way through the zoo. There are many different events throughout the year for families and some for adults only. Daily activities change throughout the year. It's worth checking out at Christmastime, just bundle up because it's cold. I suggest that you bring a stroller for the little ones because it's a LOT of walking. If you have grandparents or elderly people in your group, you may want to get a wheelchair/scooter because there are also a lot of inclines as you walk. You get a good workout in after spending the day!
  • I love the Bronx Zoo! I've already been there twice, both my visits were enjoyable! Easy to get too as well! The Zoo is only 25 Minutes from Manhattan and 2 Hours from Albany. Great Parking near the Bronx River Parkway! Very convenient! Definitely going back!👍
  • I have very fond memories of my grandfather taking me to this zoo some 50 years ago. I recently spent a day with my wife and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. We both felt, however, that many of the animals did require larger accommodations. We strongly feel that one day a week should be for adults only. We would gladly pay twice the price of admission to see the zoo without the screaming kids. Kids are great but they really diminish the beauty and peace of the natural environment!!!
  • Loved the zoo staff was really nice and friendly. I would like to give a humongous thank you to the guys that drove shuttle 19 at 530pm July 2, 2017. My mom is handicapped she can't walk that far she was with a wheel chair both the guy driving and the other guy were super friendly accommodating and didn't make my mom feel like a bother! Thank You so much!

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Where to stay in Bronx

The Bronx is home to a number of mid-range hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns. As is the case anywhere in the city, eager sightseers should look for something close to a subway station for easy access to the city’s many attractions. However, you should be aware that these areas often get busy and noisy in the morning with commuters. A vacation rental provides a home away from home and plenty of amenities, and many are located in residential neighborhoods that will help you get off the tourist trail.
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