June 7, 2010
As the mother of two very active little boys, I am always looking for fun yet educational activities to do on their holidays from school. On a recent day off we decided to go with an oldie but a goodie, we grabbed our SuperGoop sunscreen and other sunny day essentails and headed to the Bronx Zoo! The Bronx Zoo, housing more than 4000 animals is the flagship urban wildlife park of The Wildlife Conservation Society. The WFS works to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation and education. We spent the day learning about and observing animals that have been saved from harsh habitats, some even on the brink of extinction.
Highlights included: picnicing atop our Skip Hop Central Park travel blanket in the onsite picnic grounds. Walking through Tiger Mountain, a woodland that recreates the Russian Far East, and coming nose to nose with Amur Tigers was quite the experience. We managed to cover almost the entire Zoo on foot, from the Reptile house to African Plains in under 3 hours. We ended our day with a trip on the monorail through Asian wildlife where we sat back, rested our tootsies and learned all about red pandas, Asian deer and (a crowd fave) elephants!
We loved it so much that we plan to become members of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which will give us year-long access to all of the WCS wildlife parks citywide while contributing to WCS’ mission. With many attractions and educational opportunities, visiting a local wildlife park is a great way to get out and enjoy what our community has to offer.
Click here to learn more about the Wildlife Conservation society.
Also, check the Bronx Zoo’s website for upcoming events and attractions!