Showing posts with label Bronx Zoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bronx Zoo. Show all posts

Bronx Zoo Revisited

I guess we just can't get enough with Bronx Zoo :).
I know I have visited this place several times with the kids and posted our visit in this blog as well, but I guess, one go will never cover everything. At least for us.

With so many exhibitions to see, one visit is surely not enough. 
Perhaps you can manage to see them all from the time it's open until closing.
But for us, we really enjoy strolling around this huge complex.  And we only have two legs, mind you :). So, about 1 year after our first visit to Bronx Zoo , we were back with more determination to see more of its great animals.

There are 19 exhibits that you can enjoy here, ranging from the roaring kings of the jungle from African plains to cute rodent families in the mouse house. From the magnificent snow leopard in Himalayan Highlands section to the tropical paradise of home, Indonesia, in Jungle World. Not to mention penguins, sea lions, reptiles, and komodo dragon as well.  And most of them are in natural settings, ensuring the animals are in the most comfortable environment that they can be.

So. on our second visit, we were directly heading to the world of birds.  

welcome to the world of birds
Here we saw a lot of beautiful birds from many corners of the world, including Hornbills from Kalimantan, Indonesia. the Hornbills' feathers from Bronx Zoo are sent to Indonesia so that they can use them for dancing and some traditional cultural items. 

We also saw the colorful toucans, eagles, and more. In our previous visits, we saw pinky flamingos in Bronx Zoo. But they are on the other side of the zoo. And how we love to see beautiful peacocks roaming around for free here and there. Bo and Obi got so excited with these lovely creatures.

some of the birds we saw in the World of Birds
Done with the World of Birds, we continued our journey to Jungle World. This is a special section in the zoo where you need a general admission and an additional Total Experience ticket. And entering Jungle World is like welcoming ourselves home. The typical humid air, the calming sound of running water and green, lush trees truly mimic the Indonesian jungles. Here we saw the famous ebony langurs or lutung (so famous back home), gibbons, tapirs, panthers, and more. We even saw giant Gourami or ikan gurame, one of the famous fresh water fish back home that tastes super yum if you deep fried it. 

they really reminded us of home. 
Obi loves to see the tapir which she mistakenly recognized as 'crawling panda' :)

panthers and tapirs in the proximity :). No wonder we all got so excited.
Then after spending some times in those two buildings, we also managed to see the African plains. Here you will get a chance to see the lions, wild dogs, zebras and more. 

they are huge indeed :)

And finally, Bo wanted to see the reptiles as he had studied about them at school. I really hate snakes and all their kinds but Bo was so excited to see them. I'm way more than happy to see them from a distance, although almost everything in the world of reptiles are behind the tick glass. 

in the world of reptile.

In between, we also decided to see the 4D movie, Rio. It's a lovely 15-minute move that everyone would definitely enjoy.

before the movie started :)
Then finally, for our visit that day, we went to the Carter's  Giraffe Building. I don't know why they keep these marvelous creatures inside the building but for sure the kids (and us) loved to see the giraffes. Obi has one giraffe plush toy and she was so excited to see the real one. And mama as well :).

the giraffes

So, that's as much as we can see during our last visits. We still want to come back for Madagascar, sea lions and and the Congo Gorilla Forest. See, it's still a long list indeed. 

For the entrance, Udi and I got it for free because we have NYC ID and it provides us with free membership in this zoo for a year :0. Awesome, right. We only need to pay the tickets for the kids (3 - 12), which is $15.95 per person or $14.35 online. For adults, ticket price is $22.95 per person at the gate or $20.65 online. 

To get there, best if you have your own car although you have to pay for the parking fee of $15. If you're taking the buses, there are several options, either you take Bx9 or Bx19 and stop at 183rd Street and Southern Boulevard, or Bx12 or Bx22 buses and stop at Fordham Road and Southern Boulevard as well.  And then, you need to walk to Gate C of the Zoo, which is the closest from those bus stops. Bus Q44 from Queens also takes you here, stop at 180th Street and Boston Road then walk north to Gate A of the Bronx Zoo's Asia gate. If you are taking subway, #2 train to Pelham Parkway will take you to Gate B of the zoo's entrance.

So, what's your favorite zoo? 
Do you keep coming back to the zoo as well like us?

Most photos are taken using iPhone 6 Plus and Ztylus lenses, and a little help of Layout and Snapseed :)

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, 10460
Open from 10.00 - 4.30 for winter time. 
Check the website for more accurate hours.  

Wonderful Wednesday with Oh My Heartsie Girl

2016 is finally here and how is your first week of the new year?
So full of hope? in high spirit? so full of energy and ready for new adventures?
So am I :)
All of us as a matter of fact :).
We started the first days of 2016 by getting closer to nature and we visited Bronx Zoo, again. Surely Bo et Obi love this place and I have to admit we, the adults, do too. 

Cheers from the 4D theater :p...

Always love the giraffes :)
We managed to see the Jungle World this time and it feels like coming back home to Indonesia with its beautiful tropical rain forests and their native residents. Oh how fun to show the kids all those indigenous animals that my hubby and I are so accustomed to see when we were kids :).
Such a great start of 2016...
How do you start your new year?

They remind us of our homeland, Indonesia :)
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