July 8, 2015
I recently took a Wednesday off to go the Bronx Zoo. I loved how the zoo is actually within a park, so that wandering its 265 acres is relaxing and feels like leaving the City. The diversity of animals more than makes up for the seeming lack of quantity, though I did highly enjoy walking all day and seeing the penguins, lemurs, and Roseate Spoonbills most of all.
The zoo also smartly focuses on the effect we humans are having on the planet and its animal inhabitants. I hope it inspires many visitors to take more care of the planet, if not just opening up an awareness to doing so. I would recommend visiting the zoo and keeping in mind that patience and respect for animals is a must!