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Central Park Zoo

Meet Betty and Veronica, two grizzly bears that live in the area that used to house Gus and Ida - the late polar bears. more

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Red Panda

Photo by Judith Wolfe

The Temperate Zone houses two Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens), named Amaya and Biru. Also known in Chinese as “hun-ho" or “fire-fox". This is because of the beautiful red fur these pandas possess. more

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The large tank in the Central Garden of the Central Park Zoo has three female California Sea Lions: April, born in 1991 in the Bronx, Charlotte (Charlie) rescued in 2013, and Margaretta. more

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Gentoo Penguins

"Gentoo Penguins" by Judith Wolfe

The Central Park Zoo is home to four species of penguins, incuding King Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins and Chinstraps. Daily penguin feedings happen at 10:30 am and 2:30pm. more

Central Park Zoo

When it snows in Central Park, most people think of grabbing their sleds or skis and heading to one of the many hills or fields, but did you know that the Central Park Zoo is open every day, even when it snows? more

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Welcome to what used to be the home of Gus and Ida, two polar bears who lived at the Central Park Zoo since 1988. It is now the home of Betty and Veronica, two female grizzly bear rescues. more

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Snow Leopard

"Snow Leopard" by LJKENNY

The Central Park Zoo is home to male and female Snow Leopard twins River and Summit, and Malala. The twins were the first two snow leopard cubs ever born at the zoo. more

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Judith Wolfe

The Central Park Zoo features two types of fish: the Pirana and the Goldfish. more

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Some people think that Central Park is at its most beautiful in autumn, when the leaves turn into a light show of gold, brown and shades of red that can only be found in Mother Nature. more

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Photographer's comment:The Polar Bear Aquarium in Central Park Zoo more

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Where should you go when the temps start to soar in New York City? Central Park has many shaded areas where you can cool down and catch a break from the heat! more

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Photographer's comment:New members of the Central Park Zoo more

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Central Park Zoo is home to many varieties of birds, including the African pygmy goose, Bali mynahs, Emerald starlings, Scarlet ibis, Speckled mousebirds Sunbitterns, Taveta golden weavers, and much more. more

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The Central Park Zoo is home to the Swan Goose, the largest of the geese species. more

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At the Central Park Zoo, the Japanese Macaques live on an island in the center of the Temperate Zone, just across from the Red Panda exhibit. more

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The Central Park Zoo maintains the largest public collection of sea ducks in North America. more

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  • Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo !

  • Snow Monkeys!

  • Baby Snow Monkey!

  • Polar stare

  • ME AND MY SHADOW

  • Jumping for joy

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