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Queens, New York City 


Queens Zoo


Queens Zoo is one of New York City’s several zoos. Located at the corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it is a small zoo occupying 18 acres (7 hectares) managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The zoo is devoted to wildlife from the Americas, comprising of several habitats including the Great Plains, California coast, woodlands, and marshlands. There is also an aviary and section for domesticated animals.

Queens Zoo, New York City

Inside the Aviary at Queens Zoo by Jim Henderson 

Queens Zoo is home to more than 70 species native to the Americas. A popular attraction here is the Sea Lion Pool with sea lions from the coast of California. Another is the Andean bears from the mountainous region of the South American Andes. Other animals at Queens Zoo include the American bison, alligators, coyotes, lynx, puma, porcupines, cranes, and the bald eagle. At the petting zoo, visitors can touch domesticated animals including Flemish giant rabbits, hairy highland cows, and cashmere goats.

Seal at Queens Zoo, New York City

Seal at Queens Zoo by Stavenn 

Location: 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York, NY 11368

Website: Queens Zoo

Tel (guest relations): 718-220-5100


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