We have visited the Bronx Zoo many times and enjoy it because of how easy it is to spend the entire day there, as well as because of all the things to see and do.
This time of the year, especially around noon, is a wonderful time to visit as the animals have had their off springs, and these have grown enough to be fun to watch.
Another reason we love the zoo so much is because if its work in research and conservancy, not only with the zoo, but worldwide, through the Wildlife Conservation Society.
From their website:
From its earliest days, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been a leader in animal wellbeing. The flagship Bronx Zoo established its first veterinary department in 1901. At the time, the department consisted only of a pathologist and a veterinarian. Today, the Wildlife Health Sciences division includes departments of clinical care, pathology, nutrition, and field veterinary programs. The Wildlife Health Center, located on Bronx Zoo grounds, serves more than 15,000 animals from the four WCS zoos in New York.
Walking through the various exhibits in the zoo we were exposed to information about how the well-being of each animal seen is affected from different issues, such as environmental changes or hunting. Visitors are also informed about what the WCS is doing as well as how we can get involved.
Visiting the zoo isn’t simply an excursion to see animals from the wild, but also a way to learn about them beyond the divider that separates us and a way to feel inspired to help protect them.
You can read about our many trips to The Bronx Zoo in:
Bronx Zoo, Memorial Day ’09
I encourage you to check out the events happening this summer at the zoo, but also to spend the day seeing, touching and learning all you can at the zoo. Our family has enjoyed the perks of membership for years, it is in my opinion the best way to experience the zoo for the savings as well as the way in which it helps fund the zoo.