Liberty City Evolution
Middle Park Zoo
The Middle Park Zoo is a small 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) zoo located in Middle Park in Liberty City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the New York Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Trellised, vine-clad, glass-roofed pergolas link the three major exhibit areas—tropic, temperate and polar— housed in discreet new buildings of brick trimmed with granite, masked by vines. The zoo is home to an indoor rainforest, a leafcutter ant colony, and a chilled penguin house and currently unoccupied polar bear pool. It also coordinates breeding programs for some endangered species: tamarin monkeys, Wyoming toads, thick-billed parrots and red pandas. There are also fruit bats in the rainforest and a large free-flight area for birds. In June 2009, a snow leopard exhibit was opened.
Other zoos are in Bohan, Dukes, and Broker.
Well run and organized