The Bronx Zoo is the largest zoo in the United States and is among the largest in the world. Its vast and diverse animal collection sees a little over 2,000,000 visitors a year. Additionally, the zoo boasts an impressive 265 acres dedicated to wildlife and park lands. The zoo’s goals are to promote the study of zoology and also preserve wildlife.
The Wildlife Conservation Society runs the Bronx Zoo under its umbrella. The same organization also runs the Central Park Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and the Queens Zoo.
The zoo is separated into various exhibitions, the most popular of which include the African Plains and Tiger Mountain. The African Plains sector houses lions, zebra, gazelles, giraffes and various crane species. Meanwhile, Tiger Mountain is home to various tiger species and a 10,000 gallon pool that allows viewers to see the tigers interact underground. Other notable exhibitions include the World of Birds and the World of Reptiles. Although most exhibitions are accessible to the public with the purchase of a single general admission ticket, some require the purchase of an additional ticket.