The Children’s Zoo is a place where kids can have up-close encounters with a giant anteater, two-toed sloth, and South American squirrel monkeys, and also pet and feed the gentle animals of the farmyard.
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Opens March 27. Some animals are only on exhibit in warmer months. This may include otters, anteater, sloth, flamingo and turtles. Thank you for understanding if they are not available on the day of your visit.
Additional $6 with Limited Admission Ticket.
Please note – due to state mandated capacity restrictions, exhibit line may close earlier if there is a wait time of 30 min. or more.
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
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 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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