The Central Park Zoo is located at the southeast corner of Central Park, in the heart of New York City. It is easily accessible by the transit system. One hundred and fifty animals, birds, and reptiles are found at the zoo. Not only do visitors get to see the animals, but they learn about their native habitats, what type of food they eat and how many there are left in the wild. The zoo is open year round and hours of operation are 10am until 5:30pm April 2 through November 6 and 10am until 4:30pm November 7 through April 1.
The Bronx Zoo is located in the heart of the Bronx, and is accessible by transit, or you may park in the zoo's parking lot. This zoo is home to more than one hundred animals. This zoo has one of the largest collections of cobras in the country. It is home to some of the world's most endangered species. Each day the zoo presents different animals in a time of show and tell. At these presentations, attendees learn about the natural habits of the animals and their co existence with humans. The Bronx zoo is open year round. Summer hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays and until 5:30pm on weekends.
The Queens Zoo is located in the beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and is just a short distance from the heart of the city. While this is a smaller zoo, it is home to many native animals and birds. The size of the zoo makes it easier for the staff to interact with visitors, giving them a close up look at the animals and how they are cared for. The hours of operation are weekdays 10am until 5pm and weekends 10am until 5:30pm.
At Prospect Park Zoo an exhibit gives visitors an in- depth look at some of the ways animals use camouflage to avoid predators, how animals attract mates and how they survive in some of the harshest climates. Another exhibit is designed to teach visitors about the habitats and ways of movement of the animals. The summer hours are in effect and are weekdays 10am until 5pm and weekends 10am until 5:30pm.