World of Birds 50th Anniversary

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo's World of Birds. This iconic building—designed for both form and function—has connected millions of people to birds, nature, and conservation. As an organization, WCS has been a leader in bird conservation for more than 100 years. Today, dedicated professionals in our zoos, aquarium, and nearly 60 countries around the world are committed to ensuring that legacy continues long into the future.

Exhibit Design

"The World of Birds was a precursor to so many of the exhibit design tactics that we use today."


African Grey Parrot



Arctic shorebirds

Scarlet Macaw

Cambodian Giant Ibis

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