New York City offers more wildlife than squirrels, pigeons, and hipsters—some of the nation's greatest exhibitions of exotic animals inhabit the zoos and aquariums of the five boroughs!
From the Sea Bird Colony to the Butterfly Zone, the World of Reptiles to the Himalayan Highlands, through Africa, Wild Asia and the Congo Rain Forest with Congolese gorillas, visiting the Bronx Zoo is like to travelling through the world’s nature zones. You’ll find a Sky Fari and...Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway
Since the 1860's, animals could be found at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Central Park. Growing from a collection of donated animals - 72 "white swans" and a black bear cub, the Zoo today is host to over 1,400 animals of 130-plus species. From a steamy rain forest to an icy Ant...East 64th Street and Fifth Avenue
Located on Coney Island "where the city meets the sea." Features thousands of marine creatures including beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins and stingrays. Major exhibit areas include Sea Cliffs, a 300 foot-long recreation of the rocky Pacific coast, and Explore the Shore, where y...Surf Avenue at West 8th Street
The Queens Zoo, a tribute to American animals, opened to the public on June 25, 1992. It was the second of three "city zoos" to be renovated and operated by Wildlife Conservation Society, through a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Unlike t...53-51 111th Street
This living classroom for young naturalists and school groups features three major exhibit areas, and nearly 400 animals of more than 80 species.450 Flatbush Avenue