NYC Zoos & Aquariums
by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Central Park Zoo
The Central Park Zoo—an ecological wonderland located mere steps away from Midtown Manhattan—is a microcosm of the world's wildlife population. The zoo houses more than 150 species of animals, including polar bears, penguins, red pandas and snow leopards. A particular favorite of many zoo goers is the sea lion feeding, which takes place three times daily at a pool in the middle of the Central Garden. The Tisch Children's Zoo, added in 1997, offers educational programs for children, a petting zoo and the Enchanted Forest, home to birds, turtles and frogs.