Bronx Zoo is not only the largest zoo in the country, it is also one of the largest zoos in the World. It was opened in 1899, and is now spread around 265 acres of land. It contains over 650 species of different land and sea animals and birds. It is not really recommended to come here only for a few hours, since the zoo is so big that you can easily spend here several days (or at least one full day). There’s also a number of different cafes and restaurants to keep you full and energized.
Among the different species, some of the most popular ones are: lions, African wild dogs, polar and grizzly bears, various species of monkeys, Nile crocodiles, and many others. The Zoo also includes a number of amazing exhibits, such as: the World of Birds, JungleWorld, Tiger Mountain, World of Reptiles, Madagascar!, Birds of Prey, Himalayan Highlands, Butterfly Garden (seasonal), and numerous others. Other popular activities include a treetop adventure, camel rides (seasonal), a 4D theater, a nature trek, sea lion feedings, and a bug carousel for kids.