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  Bronx Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bronx Zoo was one of the first zoos in North America to move animals from cages—often organized by families in Linnaean classification—to more naturalistic environments (e.g.
The zoo also boasts the Congo Gorilla Forest, which is the largest man-made rainforest in the world at 6.5 acres, and focuses on conservation; your entry fee goes right back out to help save the species within the exhibit.
The Bronx Zoo is owned and operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, formerly known as the New York Zoological Society.
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 Bronx River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bronx River is a river, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in southeast New York in the United States.
It flows southward through the urbanized areas of the Bronx, through Bronx Park and empties into the East River, a tidal strait connected to Long Island Sound, between Sound View Park and Hunts Point.
Along much of its length in Westchester County and the northern Bronx it is paralled by the Bronx River Parkway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bronx_River   (208 words)

 A Day at the Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo, also known as the New York Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been a New York City landmark for over a century.
As far as Alex was concerned, though, the Bronx and its Zoo were merely a fun place in which to stomp around on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Also, while in the Zoo there are additional charges for the Skyfari, the Bengali Express monorail, the Zoo Shuttle, camel rides, and the Children's Zoo.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Saving endangered species
Perhaps the oldest is attached to the Bronx Zoo in New York.
Zoo officials, though, say the conservation focus is a natural outgrowth of the institutions' role of caring for their exhibit animals.
"Zoos are in the process of evolving into conservation organizations in their own right," said Dan Wharton, a scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is tied to the Bronx Zoo.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20050228-9999-1m28cres.html   (1096 words)

 Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society - Big Apple Visitors Center
Bronx Zoo Spring/Summer hours and rates are in effect April 5th through October 26th.
When it opened in 1899, the Bronx Zoo was a leader in animal management thanks to its thoughtfully constructed simulations of the native habitats of its myriad denizens.
Within the zoo are endless subsections such as Jungle World (which replicates a tropical rainforest) and the World of Darkness (which gives visitors a glimpse into the nightlife of bats and naked mole-rats).
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 Bronx Zoo
He was the rock-solid island of calm in the middle of the Bronx Zoo; the consummate professional.
He played for the outfit that came to be known as the Bronx Zoo, but he was never one of the exhibits in it.
A grant proposal written by Babb was selected by the conservation society, which runs the Bronx Zoo in New York City, and she along with her sister Allison and...
conservation.mongabay.com /Bronx_Zoo.htm   (1460 words)

 Bronx Zoo - NYWiki
With the 1941 opening of African Plains, the Bronx Zoo was one of the first U.S. oos to move away from cages and exhibit animals in naturalistic habitats.
African Plains was the first of many Bronx Zoo exhibits to place animals within the context of their natural habitat.
The Bronx Zoo will certainly undergo more changes in the years to come, but it will always be guided by the original mission set forth back in 1895 -- to advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public.
www.nywiki.com /new-york-city/index.php/Bronx_Zoo   (1078 words)

 Resources on Bronx Zoo academic institutions
The oldest zoos in the United States are Chicago's Lincoln park Zoo (1868), the Philadelphia Zoo (1874), and the Bronx Zoo (1899).
Because WNV was killing birds at the Bronx Zoo in 1999, zoo officials went to NVSL for assistance in isolating the agent causing the outbreak.
Bronx Zoo: Whether you are looking for a job working with amphibian and reptiles or you need to hire someone to work on your project.
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 Attractions.com - Attraction Details: Bronx Zoo
As the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country, the Bronx Zoo is the heart of the Wildlife Conservation Society and our work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.
With award-winning, cutting-edge exhibits featuring over 4,000 animals, there is no other zoo in the world that offers the diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that visitors can make a difference in the world around them.
The Zoo's Bronx Parkway entrance is located directly after the underpass tunnel, which is painted with zoo animals.
www.attractions.com /attractions/viewAttractionDetails.asp?id=4784   (183 words)

 Bronx Zoo Unveils New Loitering-Teens Exhibit | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
According to Bronx Zoo director of exhibits John Gilkey, the zoo's 15 loitering-teen specimens appear to enjoy their new home and are responding well to their three daily feedings of Meximelts and Mountain Dew.
Also of concern to zoo officials are the mating rituals of the teens, who appear to be awkward and ill-at-ease around members of the opposite sex.
The Bronx Zoo's newest arrivals are a hit with the public.
www.theonion.com /content/node/29091   (438 words)

 Bronx County, NY GenWeb Site
Bronx County is one of the five counties (boroughs) that comrpise the City of New York.
Bronx County (or "The Bronx", as it is commonly called) is the northernmost county in New York City is is across the Harlem River from Manhattan.
The Bronx is the home of such notables as Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, Edgar Allen Poe and my great grandfather, William Howland Pettys.
www.rootsweb.com /~nybronx   (240 words)

 Maps & Neighborhoods - Bronx
The Bronx has a greater percentage of green space than any other urban area in the country:  24% of its 42 square miles is parkland.
The Bronx Zoo (River Pkwy & Fordham Rd., 718/367-1010, 800/937-2868) is the largest urban zoo in the country.
The Bronx Culture Trolley  is a free program of the Bronx Council on the Arts (718/931-9500) that runs on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) providing travel in a replica of an early 20th-century trolley car.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=430   (998 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Study: LV not suited for a major zoo
But the man who had that vision, an experienced zoo operator who had leased the acreage from the Bureau of Land Management, gave up that dream in the late 1990s when he turned that property over to the city of Las Vegas to settle a debt on a loan from that government entity.
The feasibility study, commissioned by would-be zoo developer Edward Sher at no cost to taxpayers, found that a large zoo, built at a cost of $150 million to $200 million, and drawing 1.1 million people a year at $9 per adult would still need $29.3 million in annual taxpayer subsidies to survive.
Sher said he still wants to go ahead with plans for a zoo on 15 to 60 acres, if it could be built in conjunction with a moneymaking venture such as a museum or other cultural center and commercial ventures.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/sun/2004/jul/22/517216605.html   (822 words)

 Bronx Zoo News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Bronx Zoo’s bears and big cats (among other critters) may share our love of the last category, but with their built-in thick winter coats and insulated footpads, these animals don’t mind a bit when the temperature plummets and the ground is plush with snow.
While the Bronx Zoo can’t boast that its pair of snowy owls, residents of the Birds of Prey exhibit, comes from the Hogwarts school owlery, it can vouch that these birds are full of on-exhibit charisma.
Bird’s-Eye-View at the Bronx Zoo’s New Aquatic Aviary
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 Bronx Zoo Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LocalColors.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Archived conservation news articles on Bronx Zoo
Meanwhile, back at the Bronx Zoo, the wolves go mad and break out of their cages; the temperature is dropping like a stone; and a cyclonic system is sweeping...
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY The "Tiger Mountain" exhibit is a 3-acre re-creation of Amur Valley on the border of Russia and China with views of Siberian tigers.
Though the Bronx Zoo is the undisputed leader in research and conservation efforts, zoo professionals and ecologists say the WildCare Institute boosts the...
conservation.mongabay.com /files/Bronx_Zoo.htm   (7478 words)

 Pelham Parkway - History
Twenty three percent of the Bronx Park land was put aside in 1883 and the rest was added by 1888 thanks to the efforts of John Mullaly, creator of the parks idea in the Bronx.
The Bronx Zoo is the largest zoo in the United States.
The Bronx Municipal Hospital Center is located at the Bronx and Pelham Parkway South west of Eastchester Road.
www.pelhamparkway.com /history.htm   (963 words)

 Tandra Family @ The Bronx Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Bronx Zoo is located at Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, New York and is easily accessible.
Take Cross Bronx take exit 4B and follow signs to the Bronx River Pkwy north (you’ll be bearing left after the I95 entrance ramp).
The Bronx Zoo is located at exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
www.raghu.com /attractions/bronxzoo.htm   (246 words)

 Search: Bronx Zoo - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Zoo comprises 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic...
Bronx Zoo, also known as the New York Zoological Society and...
Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium and, on...
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 Zoo -- Bronx Zoo -- Are We There Yet?
The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, the Bronx Zoo comprises 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats -- home to over 4,000 animals, many of which are endangered or threatened species.
The Zoo contains a number of unique habitats -- areas designed to replicate the homes of their inhabitants as closely as possible.
The Bronx Zoo's newest exhibit features 6.5 acres of shady forest, treetop lookouts, rock promontories, streams and wading pools, bamboo thickets, and sunny meadows -- all home to a wonderful collection of animals, including two troops of lowland gorillas.
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 A virtual tour of the Bronx Zoo, New York City.
The Bronx Zoo is open every day of the year.
Admission to the zoo is: adults, \$9; seniors, $5; children ages two to 12, $5.
From Jan. 3 to March 31 admission to the Bronx Zoo is only $4 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and children.
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 Bronx  Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
History of the Bronx: In 1639, the first European settler came to establish himself on the mainland north and east of the Harlem River.
In 1683, the colonial government established counties, and all of the modern Bronx was the southernmost portion of Westchester County.
In 1895, the lands east of the Bronx River were taken by the city as well.
www.onlyfromnewyork.com /thebronx.htm   (471 words)

 Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society - Zoos & Aquariums - Visitors Guide - New York
As the nation’s largest metropolitan wildlife preserve, this world famous zoo boasts more than 4,500 animals on its sprawling 265 acres of land—much of which has been transformed into unique habitats for aardvarks, zebras and everything in between.
The Congo Gorilla Forest is particularly noteworthy: Home to two families of lowland primates, it’s the largest facsimile of an African rain forest in on the planet.
Daily feedings allow you to see staff interact with the gorillas or, in other parts of the zoo, penguins, sea lions and bee-eating birds that catch their prey in mid-flight.
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 Press Release: Bronx Zoo is Cultura
The Bronx Zoo, the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country, is the heart of the Wildlife Conservation Society and its work to save wildlife around the globe.
With more than 4,000 animals to see and many hands-on educational programs to experience, the zoo is a fun and enriching destination for families, children, and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.
In addition to the Tiger Mountain exhibit, the Bronx Zoo brings visitors into the worlds of lowland gorillas, snow leopards, the inhabitants of an indoor Asian rain forest and much more.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagepkey=984   (704 words)

 Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservatory Park, The Bronx, New York
The Bronx Zoo is home to more than 6,000 animals, including some of the world’s most endangered species.
With 265 wooded acres devoted to spacious naturalistic habitats, it is the largest metropolitan wildlife conservation park in the United States.
Parking for the Bronx Zoo is located just off exit 6 of the Bronx River Parkway.
www.museumregister.com /US/NewYork/Bronx/BronxZoo/Info.html   (511 words)

 SearchBug Web Search for Bronx Zoo
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 Bronx Zoo New York City.com : Arts & Attractions : Editorial Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Since the Bronx Zoo is so big--it's home to over 6,000 animals and covers 265 wooded acres that reflect the animals’ natural habitats--there's a Zoo Shuttle and Bengali Express Monorail to help you get around.
Now called the Wildlife Conservation Society, with its headquarters at the Bronx Zoo, the Society also administers the New York Aquarium, and the wildlife centers in Central Park, Queens, and Prospect Park.
The Bronx Zoo is now a smoke free environment.
www.nyc.com /arts__attractions/Bronx_Zoo/editorial_review.aspx   (679 words)

 Bronx Zoo - Bronx, NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Bronx, NY Off we go, to the Bronx Zoo in the Bronx, we will only make a rest stop on the way down, so feel free to bring along some juice & snacks.
Spread out over 265 wooded acres, the nation's largest urban zoo boasts more than 4,000 animals in naturalistic habitats that are sure to excite the senses and feed the imaginations of young and old alike!!!!
Come explore Tiger Mountain, the Bronx Zoo’s spectacular new tiger exhibit that puts you just a (safe!) whisker away from the largest member of the cat family.
www.goswarthout.com /bronxzoo.html   (281 words)

 WNYC - The Leonard Lopate Show in the Bronx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Geography: The Bronx is the only borough to touch mainland USA.
It is home to the country's largest urban zoo and oldest municipal golf course.
Historical Fact: Settled in 1639, the Bronx is named for the Swedish settler Jonas Bronck.
www.wnyc.org /newnewyork/bronx/lopate_bronx.html   (355 words)

 Welcome to the Bronx Zoo
Watch a video clip of Wishbone and Patti during a massage session.
Rescued from a vanishing Sumatran rain forest and brought to New York 15 years ago, Rapunzel lived out the latter half of her life at the Bronx Zoo.
A symbol of Asia’s vanishing rain forests and one of the planet’s most endangered species, the hairy rhinoceros and her courageous journey captured the attention of millions of zoo visitors.
www.bronxzoo.com   (241 words)

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