NYC Zoos & Aquariums
by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Geoffroy's marmoset juvenile twins. Photo: Julie Larsen Maher
Prospect Park Zoo
There are lots of animals to see at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo—the sea lions and kangaroos are always among the favorites. Other residents of the zoo's 12 acres include the hamadryas baboon, the red panda and the emu. Visitors can also view educational displays to learn how and why some animals change colors, while the barn has plenty of friendly animals to pet and feed. Among the cutest inhabitants are twin Geoffroy's marmosets, native to the Brazilian rainforest, whose presence here is part of the zoo's efforts to help stabilize animal populations that come from habitats under threat.