Location: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
The Bronx Zoo is considered the world‘s greatest zoo! As the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country, the Bronx Zoo is the heart of the Wildlife Conservation Society and their work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. With award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals, there is no other zoo in the world that offers the diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that visitors can make a difference in the world around them.
Whether you‘re nose-to-nose with Western lowland gorillas in the famous Congo Gorilla Forest, spotting snow leopards in the naturalistic Himalayan Highlands Habitat, or experiencing almost an acre of an indoor Asian rain forest, you‘re always within roaring distance of the world‘s most amazing wildlife. In the end, you‘ll know that your admission fees went to a conservation organization that has more expert researchers in the field than any other.
Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit
This huge 6.5 acre African rain forest environment explains WHAT a rain forest is, HOW it works, WHICH animals make it their home, WHY it is threatened and HOW people can help save it. With more than 300 animals, including one of the largest breeding groups of lowland gorillas, it is the most spectacular exhibit ever created at the Bronx Zoo.
Open year round, the Himalayan Highlands exhibit welcomes you to the high passes and remote mountaintops in Nepal without the aid of a sherpa. This one acre, nautralistic habitat provides a home for the highly endangered snow leopards, red pandas, Temminck‘s tragopan (a kind of pheasant), and white-naped cranes.
A winding path will lead you among rhododendrons, oaks, and conifers, around boulders, under cave-like formations, and across bridges spanning ravines. Consistent with the Zoo‘s attention to detail, a Tibetan monk was commissioned to decorate the graphic pylons scattered throughout the exhibit. Trust us - you‘ll forget about your stressful days when you make eye contact with one of these big cats!
A must-see at the Bronx Zoo! Enter a 37,000 square foot re-creation of an Asian rain forest -complete with mangrove swamp and scrub forest. It‘s considered one of the most ambitious indoor zoological exhibitions ever created and features 780 animals representing 99 species.
Here, silvered leaf monkeys, white-cheeked gibbons, black leopards, Malayan tapirs, green peafowl, and Asian hornbills live among the real and artificial trees, vines, and Asian plants - many in bloom.
Throughout JungleWorld are reminders that the world‘s rain forest are disappearing at an alarming rate. As you exit JungleWorld, look for the jungle countdown sign. It is a digital counter which started on opening day, counting the number of acres of jungle still remaining. The next sign is a population count-up.