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The Bronx, New York City 


Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo is situated south of New York Botanical Garden in Bronx Park. It is a world-class zoo and the largest urban zoo in the United States and one of the world’s largest, covering 265 acres (107 ha). The zoo itself comprises of parkland, natural habitats, and the Bronx River passing through. It first opened to the public in 1899 and today home to more than 600 species of animals totaling 4,000 from around the world including endangered species.  Bronx Zoo is part of an integrated system of four zoos and an aquarium, which includes Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium
Bronx Zoo, New York City

Entrance to Bronx Zoo by Postdlf

The zoo comprises of several themed areas representing various habitats. These include the Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Wild Asia Monorail, Madagascar!, Tiger Mountain, African Plains, World of Birds, World of Monkeys, and World of Reptiles. A major attraction is the African Plains with its lions, giraffes, and zebras from the African savannah. Another major attraction is JungleWorld with its animals from the Asian rainforest including gibbons, tapirs, otters, and river turtles. The Wild Asia Monorail travels above mud wallows, riverbanks, and forest and along the ride you can spot elephants, tigers, and rhinos.
Bat Cave at Bronx Zoo, New York City

Bat cave at Bronx Zoo by Postdlf

Location: Southern Boulevard, Bronx Park, Bronx, New York, NY 10460

Website: Bronx Zoo

Tel: 718-367-1010


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