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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. PutBronx Zoo into our Bronx visit planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My wife and I went on a weekday while remote school was taking place in N.Y. This was done to avoid larger crowds so we could avoid Covid exposure as much as possible. Will also preface this review.....  more »
  • I have been a member for many years and love The Bronx zoo. My family goes multiple times a year. I was hesitant at first to go during this time, however I decided to go since they give you a...  more »
  • There is a seal with a huge brand on its back! They say it’s because the seal was hunting endangered fish.. but why would you burn numbers into its back and have it swimming in a pool that is way...  more »
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  • This Zoo was amazing! I loved how open and spacious everything was. The animals truly had room to move and live. Yes some of them were hard to see, but animal welfare comes first here, and I appreciate that. We went on a Saturday and even though it was full when we came in, the crowd was never a problem. I would highly recommend the full experience. Jungle World and the Congo experiences were amazing! And you get souvenir cups which were free to refill on the day we were there. I would highly recommend this Zoo and I would say that you need to carve out a significant amount of time to explore. We will definitely be back when our son can walk a little better so he can experience it too.
  • Went with my family and friends this past weekend and had a great time ! So glad we have such an awesome place to being our children to to learn about animals and nature . There are so many fun things to do from zip lining to an animated dinosaur safari. Can't wait to go back during the holidays and see the zoo all decked out !
  • I was a bit disappointed. The ticket sales online could be for Central Park Zoo. We had to buy additional tickets at the gate. However, the company was kind enough to refund my online purchase. It's really become commercialized. Don't recommend going in the summer. The animals are too hot, so they mostly stay indoors or don't want to be bothered; I don't blame them. Fall or Spring is best. Wanted our child to have the experience, but would have had to pay extra. Didn't see the Gorillas. You'd pay extra for that. Still an iconic place for me personally, and hat off to the hardworking zoo staff. Tough job!
  • Absolutely a must see! A lot of walking but well worth it. If you plan to return a second time in the same 12 months it's worth it to buy a membership! I bought ours 6 years ago and have never regretted it. Keep in mind that Weds. are usually free but park admission is first come first serve and limited. Also remember the park closes generally at 5pm However the animals go in for the evening around 430 so make sure that thou are all thou want to fit in prior to 430 otherwise you (your little ones)may be disappointed. Food is a bit expensive but you are allowed to bring your own! Souvenirs range in price from $3 - $80 but generally speaking can get something decent for between $10-$15. Pack your sunscreen and some patients.. pile everyone into the car and head on or to one of the greatest day trips one can experience! Have a great time as we have so many times!
  • As far as zoo's go this one has about everything you could hope for. The tiger and gorilla exhibit are really something and there are lots of food and beverage options, you can even get beer which is great. The only downside is that this zoo is very big and VERY spread out, so if you want to see everything it means a lot of walking which can be very hard for kids under 10.

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