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Central Park Zoo


Fish-sicles aren’t on the top of most wish lists. Unless you’re shopping for the polar bears at the Central Park Zoo. Presents for the Animals is an event that delivers yummy gifts to zoo residents, and for $8.00 admission, you can attend the wild party. See snow monkeys un-decorate edible trees and polar bears gnaw open packages filled with peanut butter. Check the website for feeding times, and keep your fingers out of the cage.


The Polar Circle includes:
Polar Bears
Harbor Seals
Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins
Tufted Puffins

The Rain Forest includes:
Fairy Blue Birds of Southeast Asia
Scarlet-Chested Parrots of Southern Australia
frogs, lizards, snakes, toads
Colobus Monkeys

The Temperate Territory includes:
California Sea Lion
Red Pandas
Japanese Macaques
Mandarin Ducks
Swan Geese

General Information:

Hours: April – Oct. Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Weekends 10 am – 5:30 pm; Nov. – March Daily 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Admission to Wildlife Center includes admission to Children’s Zoo: Adults $8.00; Senior Citizens (65+) $4; Children 3-12 $3.00; Children under 3, Free

Central Park Zoo
64th Street and 5th Avenue

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