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New York Zoos


 
Bronx Zoo
Bronx River Pwky. at Fordham Rd., Bronx 10460
The largest urban zoo in the United States covers 265 acres, hundreds of species and thousands of animals, birds, fish and reptiles. The "zoo babies" are among the most charming residents, and rival the new Congo Gorilla Forest as the new kid in town. When you're tired of walking, the tram or monorail provides easy access to most parts of the zoo.
General Information: (718) 367-1010
www.wcs.org
Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Ave. (64th St.), NYC 10021
Home to polar bears, penguins, monkeys, and sea lions in spectacular natural habitats. Admission. Seven days.
General Information: (212) 861-6030
www.wcs.org/zoos/wildlifecenters/centralpark
New York Aquarium
Surf Ave. and W. 8th St., Brooklyn 11224
Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the aquarium, the oldest facility of its kind in the country, is home to a multitude of marine creatures, including beluga whales, sharks, walrus and dolphins. Daily dolphin shows, up-close walrus enconters. Gift shop, restaurant. On-site parking.
General Information:(718) 265-FISH
www.nyaquarium.com
Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
Over 520 acres for recreation, including zoo, Civil War memorial arch, and 1776 Dutch colonial homestead. Brooklyn's zoological jewel designed especially for kids is aninteractive, state-of-the-art wildlife center with more than 400 animals, including baboons, wallabies and prairie dogs, living in naturalistic habitats.
General Information: (718) 399-7339
www.prospectparkzoo.com
Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St., Flushing, Queens 11368
Eleven-acre zoo devoted to wildlife of North America; children's zoo.
General Information: (718) 271-1500
www.wcs.org/zoos/wildlifecenters/queens
Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway
Staten Island 10310
The Staten Island Zoo is an eight-acre zoological park located in the heart of Staten Island (West Brighton). Exhibits include a tropical rainforest, African savannah, aquarium, serpentarium, domestic farm area (petting zoo) and a variety of outdoor features.
(718) 442-3101
www.statenislandzoo.org
   


 

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