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.
1101 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10460West Farms
Take Subway Train 2 or 5 to Subway station : West Farms/ East tremont Ave.
Mcdonalds Business website :
Take 2 or 5 to West Farms/ East tremont Ave.
and come down. Walk to Mcdonalds.
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.
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.
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).
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* 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).
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).
for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.
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
PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH,SNACKS,WATER,COFFE,TEA,JUICE ETC FOR ALL DAY TRIP.
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Bronx Zoo logo
Asia Gate Entrance
November 8, 1899
265 acres (107 ha)
Number of animals
Number of species
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
Bee-Line Bus: BL60, BL61, and BL62
The Bronx Zoo is located in
. It is the world's largest metropolitan
, 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
The Bronx Zoo is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the
(WCS), and is accredited by the
owned the land which became the Bronx Zoo and
sold it to the
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
founded and took control of the New York Zoological Society (later renamed to Wildlife Conservation Society) for the purpose of founding a zoo. Credit for this belonged chiefly to
, C. Grant LaFarge, and some others.
The zoo (originally called the Bronx Zoological Park
and the Bronx Zoological Gardens
) opened its doors to the public on November 8, 1899, featuring 843 animals in 22 exhibits. The first zoo director was
designed the original permanent buildings as a series of
pavilions grouped around the large circular sea lion pool.
In 1934, the
, designed by noted sculptor
, were dedicated as a memorial to noted big game hunter
The gates were listed on the
The Rockefeller fountain that today adorns the gardens was once a famous landmark in
, as it was standing in the main square (Piazza
) by the lakeside. It was bought by
in 1902 for 3,500
(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.
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
company, which built the
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.
In March 2007, the
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.
The Bronx Zoo made the news in August 2006 when it agreed to enter a
cub, Leo, into its breeding program. The 13-month-old cub was found stuck in mud following a landslide in
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
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.
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.
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.
The next month, the zoo put an "assurance colony" of
The species disappeared in their native
In December 2012, five Chinese yellow-headed
, a critically endangered species, were born.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.