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Day trip to Bronx Zoo,Bronx and walk around few miles.

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  • Price: $2.00/per person

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  • Bronx Zoo open from 10:00 am to 5:00 PM on weekdays.

    We will meet at Mcdonald's following address and the we will walk to Bronx Zoo to entered from  Gate A (Called Asia Gate).
    Wednesday is Donation day for General Admission to entered.More information details below.
    We will meet and greet every one from 9:30 am to 10:00 am then we will walk to Bronx Zoo.
    MCDONALD,S
    1101 E Tremont Ave
    Bronx, NY 10460West Farms

    Transit information

    Take Subway Train  2 or 5  to Subway station :  West Farms/ East tremont Ave.

    Get Directions

    Phone number(718)[masked]

    Mcdonalds Business website :

    mcdonalds.com

    Take 2 or 5 to West Farms/ East tremont Ave.

    and come down. Walk to Mcdonalds.


    Wednesdays

    General Admission on Wednesday is by pay-what-you-wish donation. Every dollar you give supports our work in caring for animals here in New York and around the world.

    Directions

    The Bronx Zoo is easy to get to from anywhere in the tri-state area. During summer months, the Zoo parking lots can fill up early, and traffic may be redirected to other available parking spaces. If you arrive at the Zoo and experience parking lot closures or extensive traffic delays, we encourage you to use alternative parking, which is available at nearby Fordham University. For your convenience, and in support of the environment, please consider using mass transit as an alternative. 

    Mass Transit

    Express Bus from Manhattan

    The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo’s Bronx River entrance (Gate B). For your return trip, pick up the bus just outside the same gate at the MTA BxM11 sign (just before the underpass).

    Click Here for a 

    complete BxM11 schedule and fare information

    .

    Local Buses

    * In the Bronx, take Bx9 or Bx19 buses to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd, which is the location of the Zoo’s Southern Blvd pedestrian entrance (Gate C). Or take the Bx12 or Bx22 buses to Fordham Road and Southern Blvd, then walk 5 blocks south on Southern Blvd to 183rd Street.

    * From Queens, you can take the Q44 to 180th Street and Boston Road. You must then walk north (take a right on Boston Road) one block to the Bronx Zoo’s Asia gate entrance (Gate A).

    Subway

    ADA-accessible route: #2 train to Pelham Parkway. This station has three elevators* that lead down to street level. Head west to the Zoo’s Bronx River entrance (Gate B). 

    *Please visit 

    http://www.mta.info/accessibility

    for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.

    Train

    Take Metro North’s Harlem line to Fordham, then take the Bx9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.

    Get discount round-trip rail fare and discount admission to the Bronx Zoo when you purchase a 

    Metro-North Railroad Getaway Package

    .

    PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH,SNACKS,WATER,COFFE,TEA,JUICE ETC FOR ALL DAY TRIP.

    Bronx Zoo

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    For other uses, see 

    The Bronx Zoo (disambiguation)

    .

    Bronx Zoo

    Bronx Zoo logo

    Asia Gate Entrance

    Date opened

    November 8, 1899 

    [1]

    Location

    2300 

    Southern Boulevard

    ,

    Bronx Park

    Bronx

    New York

    , 10460

    USA

    Coordinates

    [masked]°N[masked]°W

    Coordinates[masked]°N[masked]°W

    Land area

    265 acres (107 ha)

    [2]

    Number of animals

    6,000 

    [3]

    Number of species

    650 

    [3]

    Memberships

    AZA

    [4]

    Major exhibits

    Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Wild Asia Monorail, Madagascar!, Tiger Mountain, African Plains, World of Birds, World of Monkeys, World of Reptiles, Zoo Center

    Public transit access

    Subway:

      at Pelham Parkway

    Bus:

    New York City BusBx9,Bx12Bx12 SBSBx19,Bx21Bx22Bx36,Bx39, and Q44

    Bee-Line Bus: BL60, BL61, and BL62

    Website

    www.bronxzoo.com

    The Bronx Zoo is located in 

    the Bronx

     borough of 

    New York City

    , within

    Bronx Park

    . It is the world's largest metropolitan 

    zoo

    , with some 6,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world. The zoo comprises 265 acres (107 ha) of park lands and naturalistic habitats, through which the 

    Bronx River

     flows.

    The Bronx Zoo is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the 

    Wildlife Conservation Society

     (WCS), and is accredited by the 

    Association of Zoos and Aquariums

     (AZA).

    Contents

     [hide

    1 History

    2 Conservation

    3 Incidents

    3.1 1985 zookeeper death

    3.2 2012 mauling

    3.3 Animal escapes

    4 See also

    5 References

    6 External links

    History[edit]

    Fordham University

     owned the land which became the Bronx Zoo and 

    New York Botanical Garden

    Fordham

     sold it to the 

    City of New York

     for only $1,000 under the condition that the lands be used for a zoo and garden; this was in order to create a natural buffer between the university grounds and the urban expansion that was nearing. In the 1880s, New York State set aside the land for future development as parks. In 1894 the 

    Boone and Crockett Club

     founded and took control of the New York Zoological Society (later renamed to Wildlife Conservation Society)[1] for the purpose of founding a zoo. Credit for this belonged chiefly to 

    Madison Grant

    , C. Grant LaFarge, and some others.

    [5]

    Zoo Director 

    William T. Hornaday

     feeding a 

    greater kudu

     in 1920

    The zoo (originally called the Bronx Zoological Park

    [6]

     and the Bronx Zoological Gardens

    [7]

    ) opened its doors to the public on November 8, 1899, featuring 843 animals in 22 exhibits. The first zoo director was 

    William Temple Hornaday

    .

    [8]

    Heins & LaFarge

     designed the original permanent buildings as a series of 

    Beaux-Arts

     pavilions grouped around the large circular sea lion pool.

    [9]

    In 1934, the 

    Rainey Memorial Gates

    , designed by noted sculptor 

    Paul Manship

    , were dedicated as a memorial to noted big game hunter 

    Paul James Rainey

    .

    [10]

     The gates were listed on the 

    National Register of Historic Places

     in 1972.

    [11]

    The Rockefeller fountain that today adorns the gardens was once a famous landmark in 

    Como

    , as it was standing in the main square (Piazza 

    Cavour

    ) by the lakeside. It was bought by 

    William Rockefeller

     in 1902 for 3,500 

    lire

     (the estimated equivalent then of $637) and installed at the Bronx Zoo in 1903. In 1968, the fountain was designated an official New York City landmark, and is one of the few local monuments to be honored in this way.

    [12]

    A side entrance to the Bronx Zoo

    In November 2006, the Zoo opened up brand-new eco-friendly restrooms outside the Bronx River Gate. According to the 

    Clivus multrum

     company, which built the

    composting toilets

     chosen by the Zoo, these facilities will serve 500,000 people and save 1,000,000 U.S. gallons (3,800,000 l) of water a year.

    [13]

    [14]

    In March 2007, the 

    Wildlife Conservation Society

     and the 

    Fordham University

    Graduate School of Education announced they would offer a joint program leading to a Master of Science degree in education and New York State initial teacher certification in adolescent science education (biology grades 7-12). The program began in 2008, and is the first joint degree program of its kind.

    [15]

    Conservation[edit]

    The Bronx Zoo made the news in August 2006 when it agreed to enter a 

    snow leopard

     cub, Leo, into its breeding program. The 13-month-old cub was found stuck in mud following a landslide in 

    Naltar Valley

     in Pakistan. The landslide had killed the cub's mother. A Pakistani shepherd in the area found the cub with its female sibling, but the female had died a week later due to malnutrition. He then handed over the male cub to Pakistani authorities to care for him. Since there are no captive breeding programs or 

    rehabilitation centers

     for snow leopards in Pakistan, the authorities decided to send the cub to the Bronx Zoo. The leopard will be returned to its place of birth following construction of a rehab facility in the Naltar Valley with cooperation from the United States.

    [16]

    [17]

    [18]

     On April 9, 2013, a 17-pound snow leopard was born at the zoo and was put on display in August. It was the first son of Leo.

    [19]

    In January 2010, the zoo was selected to house four abandoned baby bear cubs. The Wildlife Conservation Society suspects that their mother was killed in a mudslide. The four cubs are healthy and happy in their new home.

    [when?]

    [20]

    The next month, the zoo put an "assurance colony" of 

    Kihansi Spray Toads

    .

    [where?]

     The species disappeared in their native 

    Tanzania

     home.

    [21]

    In December 2012, five Chinese yellow-headed 

    box turtles

    , a critically endangered species, were born.

    [22]

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