What is special about Central Park Zoo?
The zoo is open every day of the year and features three major biomes: the Tropic Zone, Temperate Territory, and the Polar Circle. From tropical birds, to snow leopards, grizzly bears, and one of the nation's largest colonies of Antarctic penguins, there are animals to enjoy in every season.
Does the Central Park Zoo Have Penguins?
Yes! In fact, the Central Park Zoo has five kinds of penguins: tufted, gentoo, king, macaroni, and chinstrap.
History of the Zoo
At the Central Park Zoo, Manhattan visitors can see what might be the oldest municipal zoo in the United States. Since the park was built, animals have been exhibited here, starting with a bear cub that was looked after by a park messenger boy.
Does Central Park Have a Petting Zoo?
Yes! If you’re traveling with children, make sure you visit the Tisch Children’s Zoo. Admission is part of your purchase of Central Park Zoo tickets.