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Bronx Zoo

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Bronx Zoo showing zoo animals

Watch gorillas bathing and sea lions feeding at this extensive animal park, which brings the great wild to central New York. 

Delve into the intriguing lives of animals at the Bronx Zoo, one of the world’s largest urban animal parks. This exciting spot features rides, sideshows and animals in naturalistic landscapes for an unforgettable family outing.

The Bronx Zoo was founded in the 19th century and featured just over 800 animals and 22 exhibits. Today, the zoo has grown to over 6,000 animals living happily in spacious enclosures in 265 acres (107 hectares) inside Bronx Park.

Begin your wild experience at the African Plains exhibit, which features lions and herds of zebras and gazelles. Close by is the Baboon Reserve, where monkey families leap from rock to rock. Complete the African exploration at the “Madagascar!” exhibit, where you’ll see bushy-tailed lemurs and Nile crocodiles.

Watch feathery excitement at the World of Birds, an indoor walk-through aviary populated by colorful winged species. Aquatic birds and birds of prey can also be seen at separate nearby enclosures. Wander the World of Reptiles exhibit to see anacondas, turtles and poisonous frogs.

Take a ride on the Bug Carousel, which has seats themed on insect species throughout the globe. Afterward, experience the magical flutter of the Butterfly Garden, which features over 1,000 multi-colored insects. Take the kids to see friendly anteaters, sloths and goats at the Children’s Zoo.

Learn the story of Earth’s ice ages at the zoo’s 4-D movie theater, which enhances the experience with snow showers, mist and scents. Next door, watch sophisticated animal interactions at the Congo Gorilla Forest.

Ride on the Wild Asia Monorail through a 40-acre (16-hectare) enclosure that recreates Asian wallows and pastures. Look for tigers and rhinos among the trees. Afterwards, stop at the penguin and sea lion enclosures to watch their excitement during feeding time.

The Bronx Zoo is located on Southern Boulevard in New York’s Bronx Borough. Get here by bus or subway from the city. Eat at the Dancing Crane Café or several other dining spots. The park is open daily and charges admission.

Top Hotels Close to Bronx Zoo

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
2 out of 5
4387 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,692 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fordham University, Bronx Zoo, and New York Botanical Gardens. Yankee Stadium and New York Presbyterian ...
2.4/5 (46 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 2021/7/15

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Sheridan Hotel
Sheridan Hotel
2 out of 5
1440 Sheridan Expy, New York City Ny Us 10459, Bronx, NY
Fully refundable
The price is NT$4,287 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, and Yankee Stadium. New York Botanical Gardens is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. ...
2.8/5 (395 reviews)
"Bathrooms are dirty, there’s renovation going on that wasn’t mentioned online so halls are dirty and it’s noisy. There were also no blankets provided in the room."

Reviewed on 2021/4/6

Sheridan Hotel
Alden Hotel
Alden Hotel
2008 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY
Located in West Bronx, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fordham University, Bronx Zoo, and New York Botanical Gardens. Yankee Stadium and New York Presbyterian ...
2.2/5 (12 reviews)
"Rooms are really small. I stood on the second floor. A lot of people in and out, noisy. But other than that, I stayed two days, small fridge, queen sized bed, hot water, TV, few outlets. I would stay again!"

Reviewed on 2021/5/3

Alden Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Bronx Zoo

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
2 out of 5
4387 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY
The price is NT$2,692 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Sheridan Hotel
Sheridan Hotel
2 out of 5
1440 Sheridan Expy, New York City Ny Us 10459, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$4,287 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Sheridan Hotel
Alden Hotel
Alden Hotel
2008 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY
Alden Hotel
GWB Hotel
GWB Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1996 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$3,634 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
GWB Hotel
Hotel Ninety Five Parkchester
Hotel Ninety Five Parkchester
2.5 out of 5
1275, Pugsley Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$3,327 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Hotel Ninety Five Parkchester
Super 8 by Wyndham Bronx
Super 8 by Wyndham Bronx
2 out of 5
1145 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
Super 8 by Wyndham Bronx
Morris Guest House
Morris Guest House
3 out of 5
Morris Avenue & East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$3,020 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Morris Guest House
Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
3 out of 5
1776 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$6,962 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Residence Inn New York The Bronx At Metro Center Atrium
Rodeway Inn Bronx Zoo
Rodeway Inn Bronx Zoo
2 out of 5
3070-72 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY
The price is NT$4,194 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Rodeway Inn Bronx Zoo
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