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Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society | Bronx, NY

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  6. Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS
    Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

    Bronx Zoo

  7. Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
    Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Bronx Zoo

  8. Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher/W
    Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher/W

    Bronx Zoo

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Time Out says

The massive institution is home to more than 5,000 creatures in myriad exhibits, including an outdoor baboon reserve, a sea lion pool and an exhibit dedicated entirely to Madagascar, where you'll encounter little Ares, the newest Coquerel's sifaka lemur. Visitors can ride the Wild Asia Monorail, which tours 38 acres of exhibits that house elephants, Indo-Chinese tigers, deer, antelope and Mongolian wild horses, or wander over to see two gargantuan Nile crocodiles. At Tiger Mountain, six new cubs made their debut in late September. Have kids try to spot the color differences between the three Amur and three Malayan cats. In the African Plains, tots can catch a glimpse of a young rhino as he wallows in the mud with his mom or view two ostriches and a family of lions—three cubs named Nala, Adamma and Shani were born in the spring. The grizzlies in the Big Bears exhibit recently made some new friends: The zoo adopted four cubs that were orphaned and unable to survive in the wilds of Alaska and Montana. At the World of Reptiles, your clan can spot six juvenile Galapagos tortoises. Amphibian fans can also read about the Wildlife Conservation Society's efforts to save the Kihansi spray toad, a species now extinct in the wild. Kids might be delighted to learn that the small yellow toad gives birth to babies instead of laying eggs that become tadpoles. On a rainy day, step into any of the indoor attractions: the World of Birds, Mouse House, World of Reptiles and Congo Gorilla Forest. Step into the Mouse House to coo over a litter of baby degus, tiny chinchilla-like rodents native to Chile.

Details

Address:
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx
10458
Cross street:
at Fordham Rd
Transport:
Subway: Travel: Metro-North Harlem line local to Fordham, then take the BxM11 bus to the zoo
Price:
Total experience tickets $30.55, children 3–12 $21.55, children under 2 free. Wed 10am–6pm pay what you wish
Opening hours:
Apr–Oct: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Nov–Mar: Daily 10am–4:30pm

What’s on

Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

  • Quirky events

An immersive experience with massive, ultra-realistic dinosaurs that takes place on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo is back! Dinosaur Safari asks visitors to the zoo to traverse a path filled with 52 life-sized dinos and pterosaurs through a wooded area, where they will see the largest flying animal to ever live (the Quetzalcoatlus) and, of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex and the vegetarian Omeisaurus that stretches an impressive 60 feet long. When it first opened in 2019, it was a ride that used shuttles to introduce people to the dinos. Now, it's a 1/4 mile-long walk-through experience with 52 dinos rather than 40. To make things as realistic as possible, the Bronx Zoo teamed up with a paleontologist from the American Museum of Natural History—Don Lessem even served as an advisor on the original Jurassic Park! The experience is topped off with an ADA-accessible fossil dig area for kids to play in, plus some additional dino-themed activities around the zoo. All ages. 

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