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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. Put Bronx 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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  • This is a wonderful place to take your family because there are always beautiful events happening here in addition to seeing the rare and happy animals. We even enjoyed eating a dinner here at this zo...  more »
  • I love the zoo when I was teenager I work for the Bronx Zoo for a couple of season it was amazing so to take kids was nice it is a little pricey but it worth it  more »
  • Used to live 4 blocks away when I was a kid - 1950's and 60's -- Went there at least once a week - usually on the free days (we wuz poor). Dad and I used to go fishing in the Bronx River across the st...  more »
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  • Minus 1 star because they can't manage the large crowds sometimes. The line for special exhibits was 1-2 hours! But, but, but- it's still one of the best zoos in the United States. It's very well laid out, there's so much to see. You can stay there all day! Everyone in our family- ages 2 to 15 to 48 loves it!
  • I love this place so much especially for the bird exhibition. The setting is so great so that you can quietly view the birds of their natural behaviors. I also strong recommend that you buy the annual pass since a single ticket cost 30 but a year pass for two is only 130 and you can have 10% discount for any purchase inside the zoo.
  • Visited during a chilly day in March. The animals were fairly active as you can see in some of my photo examples. However, the red pandas and some other animals had been tucked away due to the cold weather. I would recommend WCS place a large map or sign near the entrances and display what areas are closed due to weather. I didn't see this and it would save time for visitors. The food court was great here. Good selection for food for a decent price. The gift shop was adorable (due to the over excess of plush) and I would have loved to see more magnet options and men's sized shirts. The magnets are very very sad. Nothing just simple with the Bronx zoo on it like the shot glasses. It's mainly just stock photos of animals and unusually they had this excess of dinosaur magnets.
  • Great place. Needs zoo shuttle access at all entrances - we were travelling with a senior citizen and came into one of the entrances that didn't have it. Shame the red panda exhibit was closed, but most of the animals in the other exhibits were out and very active. Loved the Grizzlies, big cats, the mouse house, giraffes, ducks and cranes. Needed more time to see everything. The parking staff was great and most of the staff were very courteous, however, most of the staff didn't know where things were in the zoo. Overall a lot of fun.
  • Pretty fun zoo that takes a day and more to walk around. There is so much to see here! The tigers and snakes are my favorite. Would definitely recommend going on Wednesdays (free), and taking advantage of the entire zoo... bring lots of water and prepare to walk!
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