What the Zoo Has to Offer
In a successful attempt to capture the stunning African landscapes, this attraction features gelada baboons, Nubian ibexes, hyraxes, and several types of African waterfowl. Known as the African Alps, this reserve is one of the largest gatherings of primates in the United States. Visitors follow the eroded riverbed through the exhibit and the adventurous visitors can grab a birds-eye view on the Skyfari.
A high ridge of natural rock surrounds the area where the grizzly and polar bears roam. In the summer time, the bears enjoy entertaining the visitors as they play with their pool toys in the swimming holes, while in the fall they cuddle in piles of leaves and chill out. The wintertime allows visitors to view the bears playing in snow and ice.
Birds of Prey
The Bronx Zoo provides visitors the chance to see almost every imaginable bird of prey in its large outdoor aviaries. From owls, eagles and vultures, visitors can enjoy watching the birds being fed their daily rations of mice, rats and fish.
Congo Gorilla Forest
In the 6.5 acres of breathtaking forest scenery, a visitor to this part of the Bronx Zoo will be transformed to an African rain forest and will forget he is in the hub of New York’s metropolis. Over 55 species of wildlife are featured in the Gorilla Forest such as two groups of lowland gorillas, colobus monkeys, mandrills, DeBrazza’s monkeys, red river hogs, hornbrills, okapi and critters.
This one-acre area allows the visitor to view the natural habitat of some of Asia’s most endangered animals – snow leopards, red pandas, Temminck’s tragopan and white-necked cranes. This exclusive area was specially designed by a Nepalese monk and features bridges, ravines, cave ledges and plenty of stunning trees.
The Bronx Zoo boasts an expansive outdoor aviary which provides visitors with a slice of wildlife from the South American coast. Species such as Magellanic penguins, mustachioed Inca terns, black oystercatchers, several types of gulls, and guanay cormorants are part of the sea-bird offering. Daily penguin feeds take place in the aviary and guests are encouraged to ask questions about how they care for the species and wildlife protection. Visitors will also be able to catch a glimpse of other species such as flamingos, storks, and other webbed-feet friends.
Visitors will be thrilled with the award-winning three-acre spread which is the home to the threatened Siberian tigers. The tigers are treated to a specially designed and recreated setting reminiscent of the mountains on the Russian-Chinese border. During three daily sessions, visitors can experience the different activities that the keepers do to stimulate the tigers’ natural instincts.