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The Central Park Zoo of New York is a 6.5-acre (2.6 hectares) zoo. This zoo was established back in 1864 and has regularly undergone renovations and modifications to keep up with the increasing animals and to add more facilities for the visitors. This zoo has since long replaced the cages with a naturalistic environment which has led to a more natural feel to the zoo and has brought out the wildlife side of the animals. The zoo and its exhibits are divided into three parts based on climate including tropical, temperate and polar. The zoo also boasts of a chilled house for penguins, a polar bear pool as well as an indoor rainforest. The zoo also has breeding programmes for endangered animals including the red panda.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to the zoo are available online, and it is the best way to go. There are different tickets for each of the age groups.
How To Get Around?
The central park zoo can be reached by a taxi from anywhere in the city. Once inside the park, all the exhibits have to be reached by walking. Most of the exhibits are wheelchair accessible for the disabled.
What Should I Wear?
Casual and comfortable clothes are the way to go. Avoid wearing bright colors that may upset the animals. Avoid fancy clothes as well. There is a fair bit of walking included, and thus shoes are recommended.
Best Time to Visit
The zoo is open all year round and the best time to visit is during the months of fall. Try visiting during early mornings as the animals are refreshed from the rest, and all exhibits are open including the feeding of the Sea Lions.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
New York is well connected to the entire world by air. The city is also well accessible from the rest of the country by road as well as by rail.
Avoid feeding the animals and even if you do, make sure your are under proper supervision. Carry a bag of essentials with you.