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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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  • It is a lovely zoo, beautiful environment, a place of silence in the busy town. Worthy to visit this zoo. 
    It is a lovely zoo, beautiful environment, a place of silence in the busy town. Worthy to visit this zoo.  more »
  • Awesomest zoo anywhere. Puts all others to shame. Millions of animals of all kinds. You will go round the world and remember fondly that you saw it all here first. 
    Awesomest zoo anywhere. Puts all others to shame. Millions of animals of all kinds. You will go round the world and remember fondly that you saw it all here first.  more »
  • The Bronx Zoo is a hidden gem in New York. There are wonderful displays set amongst greenery right in the Bronx. Great restaurants nearby. A fun way to spend the day. 
    The Bronx Zoo is a hidden gem in New York. There are wonderful displays set amongst greenery right in the Bronx. Great restaurants nearby. A fun way to spend the day.  more »
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  • Fun zoo experience. We parked in lot B and walked in. It was a nice tree covered path once inside which made the temperature a bit cooler than in the parking lot. I found the zoo to be a mix of older and newer buildings and exhibits. It is a big zoo and has some interesting architecture and architectural history. My kids had fun which is most important. We’ll consider the membership next year because it was more than $150 for the family without any food or souvenirs. Fortunately we packed a few sandwiches and the kids don’t have the stamina for an all day journey anyway so the couple times we have been have each been unique unlike some other famous zoos which you see everything in a day.
  • It was amazing experience. The habitat exhibits like the Congo Gorilla Forest and etc. offer astounding experiences and should not be missed. You can easily spend an entire day here. Great place to bring kids so they can explore a variety of different animal exhibitions and the wildlife! Highly recommend this place weather your a local or visiting from out of state, with or with out kids.
  • A great place to visit and see lots of different species of animals. The zoo is large and you will need to arrive early in the morning if you want to see everything. We came at 11 and stayed until closing time missing only two exhibits. Tickets do need to be reserved in advance and Wednesday is free with limited admission. We paid $18 each for upgraded general admission on Wednesday and were able to see the available attractions (Congo Forest, Butterfly Garden, Monorail, etc.) in addition to exhibits. We were able to get inside without any waiting and it was not crowded.
  • The Bronx Zoo is awesome! So many areas to visit. Wear comfortable shoes because it can be alot of walking! The dinosaur safari was great, the gorillas are a must see! The monorail which is seasonal is now opened & is a nice ride around Asia. Not only do you get to see amazing animals, but you get a nice break from a lot of walking! There's also a shuttle you can catch if you don't want to walk from 1 end of the zoo to the next, but while walking there are lots of things to see. You can get lunch, ice cream & snacks there, but you can take your own food & water with you too. Buy tickets online before going. I've gone multiple times. During the week is less hectic than a weekend or even a holiday weekday. Ample parking but cost $20. If you have an annual pass you get a discount. The annual pass can get 3 adults & 4 kids in for free, so of you think you'd visit often, maybe it's worth getting.
  • Love this zoo. It's a great place to enjoy the animals and nature walk. We spent about 4 hours and still didn't get through the entire zoo. All the staff is friendly. There are plenty of restrooms and food stands throughout. The children's area is great for the little ones to feed and pet a few animals. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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