Saturday, October 18, 2008

Let's go to the zoo


It was a nice summers day in Aug when we decided to visit the Bronx Zoo. It first opened it's gates to visitors in 1899 with 22 exhibits but grew to be the largest metropolitan zoo in America, home to a lil over 4000 animals! We bought our tickets online from the zoo's website. It's cheaper to get prepaid tickets online compared to buying them at the gates (you also get to cut the long line of visitors lining up).

We started our day by riding on the Skyfari, a cable that gives you a birds eye view of the entire zoo as well as the skyline of the Bronx.

The zoo is split into different sections, I'll just let the photos do the talking...

This is the newest exhibit at the zoo - Madagascar!

Lions, zebras, gazelles...they all roam the African Plains

Get ready for some monkeying around at Congo - the Gorilla Forest

We were really excited to visit Tiger Mountain but it was a lil disappointing, we only managed to see two tigers :(

We then took a shuttle across the other side of the zoo to Wild Asia. This is where we took the Bengali Express Monorail. It's an elevated open concept monorail that takes you through the jungles of Asia, really really interesting!

This is also where we ended our visit to the Bronx Zoo. I would definitely say that it was an afternoon well spent, will recommend it to anybody who is looking for something to do on a nice summers day!
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx NY, 10460
Tel: 718-367-1010

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