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Children's Zoo


This seasonal attraction is a place where kids can have up-close encounters with prairie dogs, North American porcupine, and fennec foxes, and also pet and feed the gentle animals of the farmyard.

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April to October. Weather permitting. Some animals are only on exhibit in warmer months (sloth, anteater, flamingos, monkeys). Thank you for your understanding if they are not available on the day of your visit.

Please note – last entry to this exhibit is 30 min prior to park closing.


Additional $7 with Limited Admission Ticket.


  • Rough Terrain
  • Touch Exhibit
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Read about Children Zoo's Debut

Explore our digital timeline for a look at Children Zoo’s history, as well as key Bronx Zoo achievements in saving animal species and connecting people to wildlife.

We hope you’ll celebrate the Bronx Zoo’s 125th birthday with us this spring and summer.

The Children’s Zoo is an experience people remember from their childhoods, and represents many people’s first up-close encounter with wild animals.”

Jim Breheny
Bronx Zoo Director

Kids-Eye Views

Exhibits in the Children’s Zoo are designed to make sure our smaller guests can easily get a great look at the animals.

Pink is Perfect

It’s true what they say — you are what you eat! The pigments in the adult flamingo’s food — algae, crustaceans, and other invertebrates - cause their feathers to turn pink.

In the Exhibit

North American Porcupine

Porcupines are famous for their sharp quills. They can have as many as 30,000 quills covering their bodies and use them as a defense against predators. Despite popular belief, porcupines cannot shoot their quills.

Giant Anteater

Giant anteaters range from southern Belize to northern Argentina and have big, bushy tails with long, tubular noses. They have lush fur and tremendous claws for digging that are tucked under their feet like knuckles.

Linne's Two-Toed Sloth

With two claws on its front feet and three on the back, Linne’s two-toed sloth is perfectly adapted for an arboreal life in South America’s rainforests.

More Animals in Children’s Zoo





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