We love the Bronx Zoo!
We have been to zoos in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Santiago,Chile, Bogota, Colombia, Mexico City and San Diego. Of course, I’ve been to Little Rock Zoo and we’ve been to our local zoo in Bergen County as well as the Central Park Zoo. There are probably even more zoos that I just can’t remember now, but the one zoo that always tops our list is the Bronx Zoo. I would say it is our favorite in the world.
“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.” -Wikipedia.
Wednesday’s are free admission days, so because we have a membership there, we try to avoid those days. They are always too crowded with tremendous lines for the 4-d theater, the monorail, the carousel, the seasonal camel rides, the butterfly zone and especially the current featured exhibit, at the moment this is the Dinosaur Safari. I once waited on that line for a least an hour without the use of my stroller! Not fun!
So the best times to go are weekdays, when everyone else is at work and school. Today was one of those days for us. Ella, our 5 yr. old, woke up this morning with a little stomach bug so we kept her home from school. As she began to feel better and able to step away from the bathroom for a while, we began to wonder what we might do with the rets of our day. It only took a minute for the Bronx Zoo to pop into our heads and because my niece happens to be visiting it was an even better idea.
We just love to share our zoo with our visiting family and friends. It’s a great way to get exercise and enjoy the people you love, while learning about, seeing, and helping to protect some beautiful animals at the same time. If you’re visiting the area, check it out! If you’re lucky enough to live here, but hadn’t been in a while, maybe it’s time to go visit again!
Til Next time…