A Day at The Bronx Zoo followed by Dinner in Little Italy

 

Lets Spend the Day in

The Bronx Zoo

then enjoy an Italian feast at

Trattoria Zero Otto Nove

in Little Italy on Arthur Avenue

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We'll meet at 10am at the infomation booth at Grand Central Station. We'll travel via the No.5 line to The Bronx Zoo.  After building up an appetite we will walk over to Little Italy on Arthur Avenue for dinner at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove.

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General Admission Tickets are $16.95

You may choose to pay separately for special rides and attractions or purchase...

"Total Experience Tickets", which includes Zoo admission plus unlimited access to the Special Rides & Attractions available on the day of your visit for $33.95

 

Special Rides & Attractions

Included with Total Experience, or pay separate admission at the following prices:

4-D Theater Featuring Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.$5.00

Bug Carousel Take a spin on our one-of-a-kind ride.$3.00

Butterfly Garden See butterflies in flight and flowers in bloom.$3.00

Children's Zoo Here, our smallest guests enjoy a big adventure!$4.00

Congo Gorilla Forest Your special entry fee directly supports WCS field research.$5.00

JungleWorld Visit leopards, tapirs, langurs, and more. $4.00

Wild Asia Monorail Enjoy a relaxing ride on the wild side! $5.00

Zoo Shuttle Ground transportation $3.00

Dinosaur Safari $6.00

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THE BRONX ZOO

 

Outdoor Exhibits


The "African Plains" exhibit allows visitors to walk pastlions, storks and zebras, and see herds of gazelles sharing their home with nyalas andAfrican wild dogs. Giraffesroam nearby. The wild dogs can be viewed close-up from a glass-fronted viewing pavilion.[15] Three lion cubs were born in January 2010 and reside in the "African Plains" exhibit. The Bronx Zoo in partnership with the NY Daily News held a contest to name the newborns which made their public debut in April 2010. The names that won for the 2 females and 1 male were Nala, Adamma, and Shani.[16]

 

"Baboon Reserve" recreates the Ethiopian highlands, and is home to a troop of geladas. Visitors can watch the geladas from multiple viewpoints along with the Nubian ibexes, rock hyraxes, and African waterfowl that also live in this area.[17]

"Congo Gorilla Forest", opened in 1999, is a 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) rainforest that is home to the 20 or so western lowland gorillas in the zoo. Colobus monkeys, guenon, marmosets, okapis, and mandrills also call this area home. Visitors walk through the area and can also view it from treetop lookouts.[18] Illustrations for this exhibit are by Jack Unruh.[citation needed] Pattycake, a resident of this exhibit and the first gorilla ever to be born in New York City, died at the zoo at age 40 in 2013.[19]

"Wild Asia Monorail" takes visitors through a 40-acre (16 ha) area that recreates the mud wallows and pastures, forests and riverbanks of Asia. On this 20 minute long ride, visitors will see tigers, elephants, and rhinos, and Przewalski's horses in their natural habitats. As the monorail travels along the Bronx River, visitors can see native animals including egrets, turtles, large carp and ducks. The monorail is accessible for wheelchairs up to 26" wide. Smaller chairs are available at the monorail platform for visitors with wider wheelchairs or motorized scooters. The monorail does not operate during the late fall, early spring and winter months. [20]

Indoor Exhibits

"Jungle World", first opened in 1985, is an indoor tropical jungle and home to nearly 800 animals including otters, gibbons, leopards, and a tapir, live in mangroves and on the beaches. Visitors can watch the gibbons swinging or singing, and watch the otters play. The exhibit includes species that are usually on the jungle floor including stag beetles, scorpions, and fire-bellied toads. A pond with a waterfall lets visitors sit and observe gourami, tinfoil barbs, iridescent sharks and Fly River turtles.[21]

"Butterfly Garden" is an indoor butterfly conservatory which lets visitors walk through gardens and meadows and watch the butterflies up close.[22]

"Monkey House" was home to cotton-topped tamarinswhite-faced sakismarmosets, and other New World monkeys, but closed in March 2012. The monkeys were relocated to other exhibits in the zoo, or to the Central Park Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo. The building has landmark status, so whatever is done with it will need to retain to the original exterior feel and footprint.[23]

The "Madagascar" exhibit, opened on 20 June 2008, recreates environments seen on the island of Madagascar. It contains a variety of wildlife including lemurs, hissing cockroaches, sifaka lemurs, Nile crocodiles, and fossa.[24]

"World of Birds" is an indoor walk-through aviary. The exhibit is open year round. Here, visitors can see blue-bellied rollers, helmeted curassows, and Cuban Amazons. "World of Birds" first opened in 1972. It temporarily closed in the summer of 2010 for repairs and upgrades,[25], but reopened in early 2011.

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  • carter

    A fun day with all the little beasties not to mention the residents of the Zoo!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Jack

    I might have to work Sunday. Would it be possible to meet you all for dinner?

    June 12, 2013

    • Roy L

      Absolutely!

      June 12, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Do you have an approximate "schedule" in mind for the day? Arrival at the zoo (I might drive instead of taking the IRT)? Departing the zoo? Dinner?

    June 10, 2013

    • Roy L

      We are meeting atbgrand central at 10am and will probably be entering the zoo at 11am. we will leave around 4pm in order to have nner around 5pm. We should be back into the city around 7pm.

      June 11, 2013

    • Paul H.

      Thanks!

      June 11, 2013

  • Dan N.

    I forgot this is Father's Day...I can't go :(

    June 11, 2013

  • Roy L

    I believe will will end up getting all-access tickets but we can decide together on that day. Guys, feel free to post your opinions as to what ticket you prefer

    June 2, 2013

  • Jim

    Any consensus yet as to whether people are getting all-access or general admission tickets?

    May 28, 2013

  • Jack

    Are you going general or all-access?

    May 8, 2013

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