The Bronx Zoo

★★★★☆

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We finally went in April 2010, and we regret waiting so long! Definitely worth the family season pass if you plan to go more than once in an entire season. The pass also gets you in the New York Aquarium in Coney Island and other venues and parking is included. It's a trip that the property is literally wedged in among the apartment buildings in that part of the Bronx. You can clearly see windows and hear the thump of passing car stereos and other street noises while on the outer paths. I wonder if any residents on upper floors can start their day with a view of wildlife.

It pays to get there early on weekends - the families with the most kids usually can't make it until about 1pm, so you can park easy and get around better earlier if you crack the whip and get your family in the car in the mornings. I can imagine that on weekdays and certainly on free days, there are tons of school sponsored trips there. It is kind of ironic that they let you bring all the food you need - a real God send with small kids, but then you cannot go sit on the many wide swaths of grass to eat. That results in folks perched on benches and curbing wherever they can find it. There is a food court area but good luck finding a table, especially with all the teens that may be lounging around, taking up space and not really eating. Some little punks will layout across benches no matter how crowded it is, and make you ask them to make room for your toddler. It's true that youth is wasted on the young. The zoo staff is also very young and with that, there is expected to be a certain level of apathy. Sure, it's no fun to be on your feet in the heat all day, but that's the job. No one else will do it for such little pay than the same kids that work fast food. Would be nice though if some were at least given a primer on proper grammar when addressing the public. When the young woman at the shuttle stop announced loudly that no food is allowed on board, she should know not to say to make sure all food is "ate-ten", I kid you not! People stopped talking among themselves and looked over, wondering, as I did if it would be considered snobby to correct her - I mean really, I felt embarrassed for her and wanted her to not say it again! But there she was, looking exasperated at the monotonous routine of herding the masses on and off the shuttle day in and out, so I left it go rather then risk getting told off in front of my kids.

Your kids will love the seals and the camel rides. I am still amazed at the sight of giraffes. They are the most unique looking of all animals left on this planet. Try not to go on very hot days. So many of the animals will just hide under shading and sleep all day. The monorail hasn't been working each of the two times we went in 2010, and the little shuttle tram they run along the walking paths is so lame, with long waits and limited places you can get on and off. It is also not meant to take you on a complete circuit around the place. It's better to park on the side of the park you're most likely to see on that trip. It's hard to fit it all in on one day anyway when lugging small kids.

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We finally went in April 2010, and we regret waiting so long! Definitely worth the family season pass if you plan to go more than once in an entire season. The pass also gets you in the New York Aquarium in Coney Island and other venues and parking is included. It's a trip that the property is literally wedged in among the apartment buildings in that part of the Bronx. You can clearly see windows and hear the thump of passing car stereos and other street noises while on the outer paths. I wonder if any residents on upper floors can start their day with a view of wildlife.

It pays to get there early on weekends - the families with the most kids usually can't make it until about 1pm, so you can park easy and get around better earlier if you crack the whip and get your family in the car in the mornings. I can imagine that on weekdays and certainly on free days, there are tons of school sponsored trips there. It is kind of ironic that they let you bring all the food you need - a real God send with small kids, but then you cannot go sit on the many wide swaths of grass to eat. That results in folks perched on benches and curbing wherever they can find it. There is a food court area but good luck finding a table, especially with all the teens that may be lounging around, taking up space and not really eating. Some little punks will layout across benches no matter how crowded it is, and make you ask them to make room for your toddler. It's true that youth is wasted on the young. The zoo staff is also very young and with that, there is expected to be a certain level of apathy. Sure, it's no fun to be on your feet in the heat all day, but that's the job. No one else will do it for such little pay than the same kids that work fast food. Would be nice though if some were at least given a primer on proper grammar when addressing the public. When the young woman at the shuttle stop announced loudly that no food is allowed on board, she should know not to say to make sure all food is "ate-ten", I kid you not! People stopped talking among themselves and looked over, wondering, as I did if it would be considered snobby to correct her - I mean really, I felt embarrassed for her and wanted her to not say it again! But there she was, looking exasperated at the monotonous routine of herding the masses on and off the shuttle day in and out, so I left it go rather then risk getting told off in front of my kids.

Your kids will love the seals and the camel rides. I am still amazed at the sight of giraffes. They are the most unique looking of all animals left on this planet. Try not to go on very hot days. So many of the animals will just hide under shading and sleep all day. The monorail hasn't been working each of the two times we went in 2010, and the little shuttle tram they run along the walking paths is so lame, with long waits and limited places you can get on and off. It is also not meant to take you on a complete circuit around the place. It's better to park on the side of the park you're most likely to see on that trip. It's hard to fit it all in on one day anyway when lugging small kids.

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a wonderful place for people to go . It is a great learning experience for the whole family. I myself being an animal advocate ask many questions pertaining to the exhibits. Many people think that it is unfair and cruel how these animlas live. What we do not know is what goes on behind the scenes. The people that work with the animlas are passionate about their job. Every animal in the zoo are well taken care of and have plenty of room to roam. Remember you are at a zoo not a wildlife refuge or reservation where these animlas have acres upon acres of free land. As for the food, it is going to be like any type of park/zoo you go to unhealthy and over priced. The best thing to do is pack a cooler with sandwiches and drinks and plenty of snacks, trust me we do this everytime. I live about an hour away from the zoo, but we have a WCS membership which allows us to bypass the lines, we get unlimited access to the monorail/ tram car. On top of that we also have access to the other 4 parks. NY Aquarium, Central, Queens and Prospect park zoo. If you love animlas and love to learn than the Bronx Zoo is the place for you!

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a wonderful place for people to go . It is a great learning experience for the whole family. I myself being an animal advocate ask many questions pertaining to the exhibits. Many people think that it is unfair and cruel how these animlas live. What we do not know is what goes on behind the scenes. The people that work with the animlas are passionate about their job. Every animal in the zoo are well taken care of and have plenty of room to roam. Remember you are at a zoo not a wildlife refuge or reservation where these animlas have acres upon acres of free land. As for the food, it is going to be like any type of park/zoo you go to unhealthy and over priced. The best thing to do is pack a cooler with sandwiches and drinks and plenty of snacks, trust me we do this everytime. I live about an hour away from the zoo, but we have a WCS membership which allows us to bypass the lines, we get unlimited access to the monorail/ tram car. On top of that we also have access to the other 4 parks. NY Aquarium, Central, Queens and Prospect park zoo. If you love animlas and love to learn than the Bronx Zoo is the place for you!

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Do not go to THE DANCING CRANE CAFE. LOCATION IS DIRTY, STAFF IS UNEDUCATED,POORLY GROOMED AND HAVE NO MANNERS. FOOD IS TERRIBLE. I HAD AN IMPORTANT EVENT THAT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD IS TASTELESS AND THE STAFF SEEMS TO BE VERY YOUNG AND UNEDUCATED. EXTREMELY RUDE "KIDS" SINCE IT IS HOW THEY ACT.

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Do not go to THE DANCING CRANE CAFE. LOCATION IS DIRTY, STAFF IS UNEDUCATED,POORLY GROOMED AND HAVE NO MANNERS. FOOD IS TERRIBLE. I HAD AN IMPORTANT EVENT THAT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD IS TASTELESS AND THE STAFF SEEMS TO BE VERY YOUNG AND UNEDUCATED. EXTREMELY RUDE "KIDS" SINCE IT IS HOW THEY ACT.

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I recently took my 3 year old son to the zoo, it is an amazing place full of wonderful exibits. My only comment is DO NOT go on Wednesday, there are hundreds of Camp kids who are VERY pushy and obnoxious. I enjoyed the Gorillas and the Monorail the most. We waited for the Monorial for almost an hour however due to the high volumes of campers taking advantage of the "free" day on Wednesday. Actually, the Zoo requests a donation on the "free" Wednesday and all the additional attractions such as the Monorail, the Butterfly exibit and the Matagasgar exhibit are additional $. The food and drinks are very expensive, I suggest a cantine or the like and bring some snacks or a sandwich.

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I recently took my 3 year old son to the zoo, it is an amazing place full of wonderful exibits. My only comment is DO NOT go on Wednesday, there are hundreds of Camp kids who are VERY pushy and obnoxious. I enjoyed the Gorillas and the Monorail the most. We waited for the Monorial for almost an hour however due to the high volumes of campers taking advantage of the "free" day on Wednesday. Actually, the Zoo requests a donation on the "free" Wednesday and all the additional attractions such as the Monorail, the Butterfly exibit and the Matagasgar exhibit are additional $. The food and drinks are very expensive, I suggest a cantine or the like and bring some snacks or a sandwich.

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My favorite exhibit is the sea lions and seals ecspecially at feeding time. Make sure to stop at the gorilla exhibit where you can almost get face to face with the gorillas. Great day trip for any family.

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My favorite exhibit is the sea lions and seals ecspecially at feeding time. Make sure to stop at the gorilla exhibit where you can almost get face to face with the gorillas. Great day trip for any family.

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We love zoos, but few could match the Bronx Zoo. And it would several days to visit everything. Our family love the bug carrousel and the butterfly house. But my favorite is the Congo exhibit, particularly the okapis and the gorilla family. Other highlights are the Asia Tram ride and the Bat House. But don;t forget the the sky ride just to remind you that you are in the middle of the city. It may be intimidating getting there the the Bronx Zoo is worth every minute.

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We love zoos, but few could match the Bronx Zoo. And it would several days to visit everything. Our family love the bug carrousel and the butterfly house. But my favorite is the Congo exhibit, particularly the okapis and the gorilla family. Other highlights are the Asia Tram ride and the Bat House. But don;t forget the the sky ride just to remind you that you are in the middle of the city. It may be intimidating getting there the the Bronx Zoo is worth every minute.

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This is a must see zoo when visiting New York. We went a Christmas time and it was absolutely beautiful. The Reptile Housing is spectacular. The animals are well taken care of and it shows. I love their gift shop they have so many things to choose from. Bundle up in the winter time, it's pretty cold.

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This is a must see zoo when visiting New York. We went a Christmas time and it was absolutely beautiful. The Reptile Housing is spectacular. The animals are well taken care of and it shows. I love their gift shop they have so many things to choose from. Bundle up in the winter time, it's pretty cold.

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Zoo Bronx is one of the few zoos in the US to feature Giant Pandas. From what I understand, the pandas were an enormous financial undertaking for the zoo, requiring that money go to China, to a new exhibit, and to train staff to care for them. From what I can gather, the zoo gambled big on the pandas, and lost. They thought the pandas would bring in huge crowds, which hasn't happened. So the zoo, stuck with the huge bill, has jacked up its prices to unheard of levels. $17 for an adult. $12 for a child. Imagine a family of 4 shelling out $58 for an afternoon at the zoo. People in the neighborhood buy a season pass, but for anyone else that cost is prohibitive. Not that I'd mind paying that amount for a great zoo, but Zoo Bronx is definitely not that. Few of the exhibits allow the animals to roam through a natural-looking environment. Most animals are in cages or tiny natural environments that look like a cage with fake rock on the bars. I've been to zoos in Seattle, Nashville and St. Louis, and Bronz's my least favorite. It's also the most expensive! We dodn't recommend it unless you really want to go!

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Zoo Bronx is one of the few zoos in the US to feature Giant Pandas. From what I understand, the pandas were an enormous financial undertaking for the zoo, requiring that money go to China, to a new exhibit, and to train staff to care for them. From what I can gather, the zoo gambled big on the pandas, and lost. They thought the pandas would bring in huge crowds, which hasn't happened. So the zoo, stuck with the huge bill, has jacked up its prices to unheard of levels. $17 for an adult. $12 for a child. Imagine a family of 4 shelling out $58 for an afternoon at the zoo. People in the neighborhood buy a season pass, but for anyone else that cost is prohibitive. Not that I'd mind paying that amount for a great zoo, but Zoo Bronx is definitely not that. Few of the exhibits allow the animals to roam through a natural-looking environment. Most animals are in cages or tiny natural environments that look like a cage with fake rock on the bars. I've been to zoos in Seattle, Nashville and St. Louis, and Bronz's my least favorite. It's also the most expensive! We dodn't recommend it unless you really want to go!

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The Bronx Zoo is still a great way to spend the day.
Parking is ample (usually) and they still have free days!!
The annual pass is a great deal for families because it covers multiple visits for the whole family, as well as tickets to attractions that you would probably pay for anyway ( tram ride, elephant ride, etc.)
The Childrens' Zoo allows kids to pet and even hold animals for a photo souvenir.
The variety of animals and the seasonal events entertain all ages. Don't miss the AnnualHoliday Lights on select evenings in December!

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The Bronx Zoo is still a great way to spend the day.
Parking is ample (usually) and they still have free days!!
The annual pass is a great deal for families because it covers multiple visits for the whole family, as well as tickets to attractions that you would probably pay for anyway ( tram ride, elephant ride, etc.)
The Childrens' Zoo allows kids to pet and even hold animals for a photo souvenir.
The variety of animals and the seasonal events entertain all ages. Don't miss the AnnualHoliday Lights on select evenings in December!

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This time of year the light show at the Zoo is my most favorite to bring my son too. When the sun goes down they have wonderful lights all round the animals and in shapes of the animals. During the Spring Season they have a Butterfly Zone that is just the coolest. YOu walk through what looks like a big tent and the butterflies are all around you flying. Its soo awesome. My children and I go a few times a year.

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This time of year the light show at the Zoo is my most favorite to bring my son too. When the sun goes down they have wonderful lights all round the animals and in shapes of the animals. During the Spring Season they have a Butterfly Zone that is just the coolest. YOu walk through what looks like a big tent and the butterflies are all around you flying. Its soo awesome. My children and I go a few times a year.

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It took us about 2 hours to get to the bronx zoo by train / subway. It was well worth the trouble. The aviary exhibit was interesting but difficult to focus on. Especially the main plot with lots of birds in that huge tree. More exciting was the tiger area. You are closed off by glass and can really get a good view of them. They don't do much besides lie around and drink water so we must have come at a bad time.

There are also lots of zebras, monkeys, giraffes in the zoo. I don't remember seeing much reptiles at all but that may have been an oversight on my part.

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It took us about 2 hours to get to the bronx zoo by train / subway. It was well worth the trouble. The aviary exhibit was interesting but difficult to focus on. Especially the main plot with lots of birds in that huge tree. More exciting was the tiger area. You are closed off by glass and can really get a good view of them. They don't do much besides lie around and drink water so we must have come at a bad time.

There are also lots of zebras, monkeys, giraffes in the zoo. I don't remember seeing much reptiles at all but that may have been an oversight on my part.

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This zoo is huge they have great habitats for the animals. Definitely invest in the season pass as you can not see the whole place in a day and the pass will pay for itself in 2 visits. Wed is donation day get in free but very crowded.

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This zoo is huge they have great habitats for the animals. Definitely invest in the season pass as you can not see the whole place in a day and the pass will pay for itself in 2 visits. Wed is donation day get in free but very crowded.

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This is a BIG zoo and has a lot of animals. It is hard to see everything in one day because it is so big you will get tired from walking. When they have the butterfly exhibit it is worth the extra money to see. There are exquisite looking butterflies so be sure to wear a colorful shirt. Wednesdays are suggested donations. The children's zoo is worth the money for kids. It's an enclosed area for them to run around in and there is a petting zoo too. This is the best zoo.

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This is a BIG zoo and has a lot of animals. It is hard to see everything in one day because it is so big you will get tired from walking. When they have the butterfly exhibit it is worth the extra money to see. There are exquisite looking butterflies so be sure to wear a colorful shirt. Wednesdays are suggested donations. The children's zoo is worth the money for kids. It's an enclosed area for them to run around in and there is a petting zoo too. This is the best zoo.

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A great way to spend the day, there is so much to see at this zoo that you would never finish walking through the whole place in just one day. Going is the spring/autumn time is usually the best and more comfortable. The concession and souvenir places are pricey but everything else about the place is fine. Ive enjoyed going to this zoo for years, would definetely recommend for others.

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A great way to spend the day, there is so much to see at this zoo that you would never finish walking through the whole place in just one day. Going is the spring/autumn time is usually the best and more comfortable. The concession and souvenir places are pricey but everything else about the place is fine. Ive enjoyed going to this zoo for years, would definetely recommend for others.

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Went there with my GF and had a wonderful time. For around $12 you are literally transported around the world to see the wonders of nature. Make sure to hop a ride on the tram to see animals in a more natural surrounding. Avoid mid afternoon as lines and crowds could get maddeing. All in all, well worth the money!

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Went there with my GF and had a wonderful time. For around $12 you are literally transported around the world to see the wonders of nature. Make sure to hop a ride on the tram to see animals in a more natural surrounding. Avoid mid afternoon as lines and crowds could get maddeing. All in all, well worth the money!

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the bronx zoo is a great zoo for everyone but it might be too big for very little ones. there is alot of walking involved . it is best to go when the weather is warm but not hot because the animals tend to be inmoblized in hot weather. also during the summer free wednsdays many camps go to the zoo so it is best either to go on another day . there are so many different animals here and so much to do...it's a must if you are visiting nyc.

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the bronx zoo is a great zoo for everyone but it might be too big for very little ones. there is alot of walking involved . it is best to go when the weather is warm but not hot because the animals tend to be inmoblized in hot weather. also during the summer free wednsdays many camps go to the zoo so it is best either to go on another day . there are so many different animals here and so much to do...it's a must if you are visiting nyc.

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The Bronx Zoo is a great idea for a field trip for middle school children. The facility is well kept and beautiful. There are numerous amounts of animals for the children to see as well as activities for the children to participate in. A motion ride brings the children in the sky to see the animals in their natural habitat. A wonderful learning experience can happen at the Bronx Zoo. The prices are reasonable. The group rate is the way to go. An exciting day will be had if you venture to the Bronx Zoo.

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The Bronx Zoo is a great idea for a field trip for middle school children. The facility is well kept and beautiful. There are numerous amounts of animals for the children to see as well as activities for the children to participate in. A motion ride brings the children in the sky to see the animals in their natural habitat. A wonderful learning experience can happen at the Bronx Zoo. The prices are reasonable. The group rate is the way to go. An exciting day will be had if you venture to the Bronx Zoo.

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Get off the A and look for road signs to the zoo, otherwise you're lost in the Bronx. Go on free day if you're there during the week. The zoo seems a little less worried about natural habitats than most I've seen, but it's really cool to see the naturalists open the door and feed the tiger right there for the spectators. Please note that the other zoogoers are VERY PUSHY and if you want to see you'll have to stand your ground or end up trodden on.

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Get off the A and look for road signs to the zoo, otherwise you're lost in the Bronx. Go on free day if you're there during the week. The zoo seems a little less worried about natural habitats than most I've seen, but it's really cool to see the naturalists open the door and feed the tiger right there for the spectators. Please note that the other zoogoers are VERY PUSHY and if you want to see you'll have to stand your ground or end up trodden on.

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Whether you're a visitor or a local, this zoo is a can't-miss. It's a huge treat for kids of all ages. You cannot see everything in one day, that's for sure. So it's good the zoo offers multiday or annual passes. New exhibits come by every so often to keep things fresh.

PROS: A New York landmark. A must see
CONS: Lot of walking!

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Whether you're a visitor or a local, this zoo is a can't-miss. It's a huge treat for kids of all ages. You cannot see everything in one day, that's for sure. So it's good the zoo offers multiday or annual passes. New exhibits come by every so often to keep things fresh.

PROS: A New York landmark. A must see
CONS: Lot of walking!

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bronx zoo.. who hasnt been? i don't need to write a review for you to go to this zoo.. this place is GREAT! you can not possible finish the place in 1 day.. its a walk so i guess bring lots of water! tickets are 10$ so enjoy!

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bronx zoo.. who hasnt been? i don't need to write a review for you to go to this zoo.. this place is GREAT! you can not possible finish the place in 1 day.. its a walk so i guess bring lots of water! tickets are 10$ so enjoy!

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My family has been visiting this world class zoo for generations.

My mother remembers when it was free and spent much of her childhood visiting with her friends. They called it the country zoo, because even back then (1930s) the animals were housed in green settings.

The zoo continues to fascinate, educate and entertain an international clientele.

Set in a forest it is divided into various zones. North America, African Plains, Asia etc.

Although, the zoo is constantly updated, early 20th century architecture is retained. Be sure to check out the Rainey Gate. It is lovingly adored with all sorts of creatures.

Other sections not to be missed include Jungle World, Wild Asia (I was actually there on opening day back in 1977.) Butterfly Garden (seasonal) , World of Darkness, Conga Gorilla Forest and Tiger Mountain.

A nice place to eat is the Dancing Crane Cafe. Overlooking a marsh with colourful flamingos, both breakfast and lunch is served. It features a large food court with something for everyone. Picnicking facilities are also available. Several other eating facilities dot the 250 acre park.

For the kids there is a great children's zoo, as well as, camel and elephant rides.

Here's a tip, if you have the chance, try to visit during the off season. It's cooler and the animals seem very happy to see their human friends.

PROS: Extensive collection of animals, well-maintained, world class
CONS: Pricey

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My family has been visiting this world class zoo for generations.

My mother remembers when it was free and spent much of her childhood visiting with her friends. They called it the country zoo, because even back then (1930s) the animals were housed in green settings.

The zoo continues to fascinate, educate and entertain an international clientele.

Set in a forest it is divided into various zones. North America, African Plains, Asia etc.

Although, the zoo is constantly updated, early 20th century architecture is retained. Be sure to check out the Rainey Gate. It is lovingly adored with all sorts of creatures.

Other sections not to be missed include Jungle World, Wild Asia (I was actually there on opening day back in 1977.) Butterfly Garden (seasonal) , World of Darkness, Conga Gorilla Forest and Tiger Mountain.

A nice place to eat is the Dancing Crane Cafe. Overlooking a marsh with colourful flamingos, both breakfast and lunch is served. It features a large food court with something for everyone. Picnicking facilities are also available. Several other eating facilities dot the 250 acre park.

For the kids there is a great children's zoo, as well as, camel and elephant rides.

Here's a tip, if you have the chance, try to visit during the off season. It's cooler and the animals seem very happy to see their human friends.

PROS: Extensive collection of animals, well-maintained, world class
CONS: Pricey

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The best zoo in the city. Free on wednesdays, great for kids. The parking lot is hard to navigate, but the sites are great. One a year they host ice sculptures at night, and the views are fantastic. Good food selection, and the white faced capuuchin monkeys are icnredible. Sea Lions and Birds are the other highlight. They often hold special features each semester.

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The best zoo in the city. Free on wednesdays, great for kids. The parking lot is hard to navigate, but the sites are great. One a year they host ice sculptures at night, and the views are fantastic. Good food selection, and the white faced capuuchin monkeys are icnredible. Sea Lions and Birds are the other highlight. They often hold special features each semester.

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This is the best zoo in New York City, hands down. They have so many animals to see, some are even rare ones. I even remember seeing a white aligator there once. A trip there really is a great learning experience, in a fun way.

The Bronx Zoo also has many rides for kids to stay entertained. They recently added in a carousel with giant insects as the seats. They also have sky rides that let riders see the zoo from the top. It's a great experience!

PROS: great zoo
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This is the best zoo in New York City, hands down. They have so many animals to see, some are even rare ones. I even remember seeing a white aligator there once. A trip there really is a great learning experience, in a fun way.

The Bronx Zoo also has many rides for kids to stay entertained. They recently added in a carousel with giant insects as the seats. They also have sky rides that let riders see the zoo from the top. It's a great experience!

PROS: great zoo
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The Bronx Zoo is a big zoo filled with animals all over. They have all types of animals, and your kids will have a blast here. From elephants to lions, they have the animals you want to see. Also, the have a cable ride which allows you to see the whole zoo from on top. When in New York, visit this zoo for memories that will last a lifetime!

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The Bronx Zoo is a big zoo filled with animals all over. They have all types of animals, and your kids will have a blast here. From elephants to lions, they have the animals you want to see. Also, the have a cable ride which allows you to see the whole zoo from on top. When in New York, visit this zoo for memories that will last a lifetime!

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The Bronx Zoo in New York is an all around great zoo. It's huge, with great exhibits ranging from large animals to tiny insects. They have a great primate exhibit that is very popular. They also have many large predators including lions, tigers, and more. Everyone in metropolitan area should go to this zoo at least once. You will learn a lot about the animal kingdom in addition to having a lot of fun.

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The Bronx Zoo in New York is an all around great zoo. It's huge, with great exhibits ranging from large animals to tiny insects. They have a great primate exhibit that is very popular. They also have many large predators including lions, tigers, and more. Everyone in metropolitan area should go to this zoo at least once. You will learn a lot about the animal kingdom in addition to having a lot of fun.

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I am an animal lover and environment-conscious person, and seeing animals cooped up disturbs me. With the exception of the polar bears, all the animals in this zoo seem to have plenty of space to move around. There is a wide array of exhibits and things to see and do. I recommend the butterfly and gorilla exhibits!

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I am an animal lover and environment-conscious person, and seeing animals cooped up disturbs me. With the exception of the polar bears, all the animals in this zoo seem to have plenty of space to move around. There is a wide array of exhibits and things to see and do. I recommend the butterfly and gorilla exhibits!

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You start with an urban safari, Subway ride to the Bronx and then a walk through aneighborhoodwith no tall buildings and then you're there. The Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park. ee the Gorilla display in the Congo section. The giraffes are my personal favorites. Animals walk around in surroundings that have a natural feel to them and if you stay away from weekends it's usually not that crowded. Ride the camel, it makes a great photo. Be advised they charge you extra for some of the more popular exhibits and you shopuld seriously investigate becoming a member on the spot. If you are a familyof four it pays for itself in two visits (you get a year membership). Also being a member gets you into the Central Park Zoo and the Coney Island Aquarium for free. You can literally save hundreds so go to the members desk and look at the rates and factor in what you'll have to pay anyhow. Also members get to skip the line in all 3 places and sometimes it can be 20 minutes waiting to get in as you watch members walk right by you into the special member's only gate.

PROS: Best Urban Zoo around
CONS: Horrible Ice Cream

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You start with an urban safari, Subway ride to the Bronx and then a walk through aneighborhoodwith no tall buildings and then you're there. The Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park. ee the Gorilla display in the Congo section. The giraffes are my personal favorites. Animals walk around in surroundings that have a natural feel to them and if you stay away from weekends it's usually not that crowded. Ride the camel, it makes a great photo. Be advised they charge you extra for some of the more popular exhibits and you shopuld seriously investigate becoming a member on the spot. If you are a familyof four it pays for itself in two visits (you get a year membership). Also being a member gets you into the Central Park Zoo and the Coney Island Aquarium for free. You can literally save hundreds so go to the members desk and look at the rates and factor in what you'll have to pay anyhow. Also members get to skip the line in all 3 places and sometimes it can be 20 minutes waiting to get in as you watch members walk right by you into the special member's only gate.

PROS: Best Urban Zoo around
CONS: Horrible Ice Cream

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The Bronx Zoo is such a magical place to visit. You get to see so many beautiful animals in their natural habitat (maybe not completely natural, but close enough). I remember coming here when I was a kid and everything was larger than life. It's still a great place to be as an adult. It really doesn't lose any of it's magic. Be sure to bring your camera and wear comfy shoes!

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The Bronx Zoo is such a magical place to visit. You get to see so many beautiful animals in their natural habitat (maybe not completely natural, but close enough). I remember coming here when I was a kid and everything was larger than life. It's still a great place to be as an adult. It really doesn't lose any of it's magic. Be sure to bring your camera and wear comfy shoes!

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The Bronx Zoo deserves its international reputation as one of the worlds great museums. There is a wild and wooly feeling to stepping off the subway walking a few blocks and seeing giraffes walking about. Check out the Congo, Gorilla exhibit and leave plenty of time as there is a lot to see.

PROS: Just a great zoo
CONS: a little pricey

5
★★★★★

The Bronx Zoo deserves its international reputation as one of the worlds great museums. There is a wild and wooly feeling to stepping off the subway walking a few blocks and seeing giraffes walking about. Check out the Congo, Gorilla exhibit and leave plenty of time as there is a lot to see.

PROS: Just a great zoo
CONS: a little pricey

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This is probably the best Zoo you're going to find on the Eastern seaboard. While I personally like the Oregon Zoo in Portland more (formerly the Washington Park Zoo), this one is still pretty damn good. Moreover, their main Ape concentration is in Gorilllas. Most zoos usually pick one Ape and stick with it given the difficulty of keeping them, and the Bronx Zoo has chosen the gorilla, which happens to be my favorite Ape. Getting there and parking can be a bit of a pain, and the crowds can be obnoxious, but if you make it there on a quiet day you'll have a blast.

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This is probably the best Zoo you're going to find on the Eastern seaboard. While I personally like the Oregon Zoo in Portland more (formerly the Washington Park Zoo), this one is still pretty damn good. Moreover, their main Ape concentration is in Gorilllas. Most zoos usually pick one Ape and stick with it given the difficulty of keeping them, and the Bronx Zoo has chosen the gorilla, which happens to be my favorite Ape. Getting there and parking can be a bit of a pain, and the crowds can be obnoxious, but if you make it there on a quiet day you'll have a blast.

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