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Bronx Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in New York City, United States.

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“Let’s take you back to the concrete streets, original beats with real live MCs” once rapped Jurassic 5, and with the Bronx Zoo we’re kind of doing that. The place where the jungle meets the concrete jungle, Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the USA and offers 265 acres (1.07 km²) of parklands and naturalistic habitats, through which the Bronx River flows. The zoo now hosts more than 4000 animals, many of which are endangered species.

The usual “natural habitats” can be found within Bronx Zoo, meaning that you can transport yourself to the African Plains, then to the Congo for some Gorilla watching, before hitting Jungle-world and Tiger Mountain.

There are also plenty of indoor exhibitions, such as Butterfly Garden and World of Darkness. These and the outdoor exhibitions give great information and with the zoo being heavily involved in animal conservation, a great deal of reflection and passion to preserve the magnificent species that could be wiped out is shown throughout the zoo.

While the concrete jungle of New York has plenty to occupy you, the Bronx zoo is a nice way to transport yourself away from the urban landscape for a day.

Bronx Zoo Website.

Written by  John Johnston.

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