Zoos & Aquarium

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society was one of the first conservation organizations in the U.S. The Society began with a clear mandate: Advance wildlife conservation, promote the study of zoology, and create a first-class zoo. In fact we have five: the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY

Central Park Zoo

Manhattan, NY

New York Aquarium

Coney Island, NY

Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, NY

Queens Zoo

Queens, NY


Exhibits and Conservation

WCS's staff of field and zoo experts work together in the service of a single mission: to save wildlife and wild places. We call this our "One WCS" approach to conservation. As our vets, curators, and keepers care for the animals of the four zoos and aquarium in New York, they share their insights with scientists working in the field to save the animals' wild cousins. Field staff report back their observations of animal behavior and needs in nature, which in turn bolsters animal wellbeing in the parks.

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