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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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  • This is an easily accessible massive zoo in NY. You can take a nearby train or cab to reach here. I started at 10.30 as i bought tickets online. It has great variety of animals. You name it and they h...  more »
  • The Bronx Zoo is a beautifully arranged habitat for an abundance of wildlife. The moment you enter the gates you feel relaxed in the shade of large trees and with the sound of the birds. The animal ha...  more »
  • Imagine what you might see at the Bronx Zoo. Gorilla’s interacting with one another, bears playfully fighting, snow leopard’s stalking, beautiful Wood Duck in breeding plumage, Sea Lion feeding baby, ...  more »
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  • We had a great day at the Bronx zoo. My boyfriend took me there for my birthday. Spending the day walking through the park and seeing all the animals and exhibits was a nice way to spend my birthday. It was good to see that the zoo was kept clean and the best part was we went during the week so there were no long lines to see the exhibits. It was a wonderful day all around.
  • Not just a simple zoo...it's a huge green park with old artistic animal-themed buildings. Nice environment especially on a light Monday. The animals are quite active and seem enjoy where they stay. Definitely hours of fun.
  • I have never been so impressed with a zoo. This place will knock your socks off. You forget you are actually at the zoo. The enclosures are so real. You can tell that the staff really care for these animals. Additionally, everyone there are very kind and helpful, always smiling and never rude. The only down side, is the food is rather expensive for what you get. But hey.. it's the zoo. Go have fun!! I will be returning again and again, even though it's a 3 1/2 hour bus trip.
  • Hadn't been to the zoo in 20 years. My aunt and uncle were visiting so decided to take them for their 1st time. Took advantage of free Wednesday. Paid $16.00 for parking and about $14 per person to get into exhibits. We had a great day. Even though the zoo was crowded lines to the exhibits were pretty short. The only thing I recommend is to bring your own lunch and drinks. A bottle of water and soda will set you back $4 each. Overall it was great to go back. Saw a lot of animals. Lots of walking so bring sensible shoes.
  • It has potential. I wouldn't recommend going if you are handicapped ( cant walk) . when we arrived we paid for our parking and asked where the handicap spots were. were told where they were but they had ALL of the spots blocked off. We were told they were being worked on ( they had tables and tents set up there). To get to the zoo entrance we had to walk up a hill. We asked if we could rent 2 scooters since we had members with us that could not walk, we were told they don't have them at this gate you have to walk to this section. the section we had to walk to was about 2 miles up a hill. the map said they were supposed to have them at every entrance. the zoo is not organized at all. when we got the scooters they did not tell us anything about when and where to bring them back and you don't get any money back for returning them. when we were leaving we got stopped at our gate trying to tell us we had to take them back to where we got them from which they were closing in 10 minutes. we decided to just get off the scooters and walk the rest of the way. they didn't like the fact we left them there with them. and to our surprise the handicapped spots were still blocked off but they had lines of people waiting in that area for something else. they do not care if you are handicapped at all.. the zoo is big but not a lot of animals to see plus if you wanted to see all the animals you had to pay extra ( tigers, asia monorail, elephants, and the children zoo)