The largest urban zoo in the USA, the Bronx Zoo is better than most; it was one of the first institutions of its kind to realize that animals both looked and felt better out in the open. The “Wild Asia” exhibit is an almost-forty-acre wilderness through which tigers, elephants and deer roam relatively free, visible from a monorail (May–Oct; $4). Look in also on the colobus monkeys and baboons in the “Congo Gorilla Forest”; “Himalayan Highlands”, with endangered species such as the red panda and snow leopard; and “Tiger Mountain”, which allows visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with Siberian tigers.

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