The Central Park Zoo was originally established in New York?s Central Park in 1860 and is considered to be one of the very first zoos in New York. This 5 hectare piece of land located in the middle of the Big Apple?s Central Park has been home to different species of mammals, reptiles and birds through the decades.
The zoo boasts of an array of domestic and wild animals and is open to the public daily with varying zoo hours for the summer and winter season. Zoo admission costs $12 for adults and $7 for children with children below three years of age getting free admission.
Aside from the general zoo, Central Park Zoo also features the nature trail inspired Tisch Children?s Zoo where younger kids can pet and play with animals such as alpacas or get to know more about ducks and other feathered birds in the duck pond.
Visitors will be in for a great treat with all the animals that are being taken care of in the zoo including majestic snow leopards to playful California sea lions to the cute yet deadly polar bear attraction all of which are placed in a facsimile of their natural environment.
Kids and adults alike will also have a grand time in the Central Park Zoo thanks to various activities and events lined up daily for visitors such as feeding sessions for the zoo?s harbor seals, gentoo and chinstrap penguins and the seals.
Photographers and bird lovers also frequent the zoo to be part of the early bird exhibit which is slated every February to document and admire various bird species from around the world. Children and their parents can also catch a movie inside the Central Park Zoo?s 4-D Theatre featuring BBC?s Planet Earth: Ice Worlds and Dora and Diego?s 4-D Adventure.