Best Zoos in New York to visit with family

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New York isn’t just about massive skyscrapers and their observation decks.

The world’s most developed urban center also offers many wildlife attractions for both locals and vacationers.

Some of these zoos are within the city, and some are just outside, but all of them are a great way to connect with nature.

Bronx Zoo

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Bronx Zoo within the Bronx Park in Bronx, New York, is a popular choice for a day outing for locals and visitors. 

With 4000 animals on display spread over 265 acres, it is one of the largest zoos in the United States.

Every year more than two million people visit the Bronx Zoo.

Central Park Zoo

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The Central Park Zoo is a popular tourist destination tucked inside the lush Central Park in New York City, New York.

It is spread across 6.5 acres in the heart of Manhattan and an apt choice for a quick outing, especially for families with children. 

The Central Park Zoo may be small, but it is big on entertainment and gets more than one million visitors annually.

Queens Zoo

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Queens Zoo is an 18-acre zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. 

The cageless zoo features American animals and birds such as Andean Bears, Bisons, Wolves, Sea Lions, Waterfowl, Raccoons, Otters, Mountain Lion, etc., in naturalistic settings.

Prospect Park Zoo

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Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre wildlife extravaganza off Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. 

It is a relatively smaller zoo, but with more than 850 animals representing 176 species, it packs quite a punch. 

Shubhajyoti Sengupta: He is an active adventurer who loves to push himself physically and mentally while exploring the world. His travels are usually to natural environments or remote locations which include active physical activities and experiences he has never tried before. He loves backpacking and independent traveling with a low budget. Favorite Cities: Reykjavik, Kathmandu, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Capri

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