World of Birds


World of Birds covers 30,000 square feet and is home to birds ranging from the Sulawesi knobbed hornbill to the ocellated turkey. The exhibits replicate habitats from all over the world: deserts, jungles, alpine forests, and more.

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Open year-round.

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


Included with all tickets.


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  • Wheelchair Accessible

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


The bee-eater exhibit is the first you’ll encounter when you enter World of Birds. It’s home to our two species of bee-eaters – white-throated and white-fronted. Native to Africa, these birds enjoy a variety of insects every day.

A Place for Birds

First opened in 1972, World of Birds covers 30,000 square feet. Inside, ramps lead visitors through habitats from all over the world–deserts, rainforests with waterfalls and simulated storms, forests, and more. Angled skylights provide natural light for the birds and also the living plant species used to recreate their natural habitats.

Right at Home

The World of Birds features several open exhibits, allowing visitors to observe the birds in large spaces that feature no glass or mesh barriers. The light, plants, murals, and sculptural elements provide safe and nurturing environments for the birds, and transport visitors to wild habitats around the world.

In the Exhibit

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

Andean cock-of-the-rocks live in the Andes Mountains from Venezuela to Bolivia. Males, like the one seen here, are brightly colored while females are brownish orange.


These birds, found only on the island of Sulawesi, don’t incubate their eggs using body heat. They rely on heat from thermal vents or sun-warmed sand to incubate their eggs.

Ocellated Turkey

These turkeys are native to the Yucatan peninsula and other areas of Central America. They are one of only two species of turkey in the world – the other is North America’s wild turkey.

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