Astor Court and Sea Lion Pool
At the heart of the park, bark hello to the sea lions, tour Zoo Center, and take a trip back in time to the Zoo’s earliest days. Built at the turn of the 20th century, Astor Court’s Beaux-Arts buildings are New York City landmarks.
Trek past lions, storks, and zebras on a typical African savanna. Herds of gazelles share their home with nyalas and African wild dogs and giraffes eye each other across a plain. It’s as close to the Serengeti as you can get in the Bronx!
Hightail it to the Ethiopian highlands! This stunning slice of “African Alps” is among the largest primate exhibits in the U.S. On its grassy slopes, gelada baboons graze and romp alongside Nubian ibexes, rock hyraxes, and African waterfowl.
Experience the wonder of butterflies and other backyard bugs in a lush wild meadow and spacious greenhouse. Inside the conservatory, classical music creates a soothing backdrop as you amble among monarchs, julias, and other winged beauties.
Wild Asia Monorail
Take a load off! Sit back and relax as you travel above mud wallows and pastures, forests and riverbanks to the heart of Wild Asia. A guided tour will help you spot a wide array of animals along the way, including tigers, elephants, and rhinos.