Sea Lion Pool


In their pool at the heart of the park, our sea lions harken back in time to the zoo’s earliest days. They’ve been a Bronx Zoo favorite since 1899.

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Launch Map


Open year-round


Included with all tickets.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Explore 125 years of Bronx Zoo history

Explore our digital timeline and learn about 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 summer.

A New Home

In recent years, we’ve partnered with several wildlife agencies to provide a home for rescued sea lions. Our keepers offer our sea lions various forms of enrichment to provide mental and physical stimulation, and to encourage natural behaviors.

Forming Bonds

Sea lions vocalize frequently to keep tabs on each other in the wild. When two sea lions are getting to know each other, they might use a “breath exchange,” bringing their snouts close together. Breath exchanges may look like a kiss, but it’s a way for sea lions to smell and recognize each other and to help them bond.

Get more out of your zoo visit

Become a WCS Member today and begin a year of adventure at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. Book a Wild Encounter for a personal meeting with your favorite animals and the keepers who care for them.

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