Tyrannosaurus Rex at Museum of Natural History New York City

8 Wild Encounters in the Urban Jungle, New York City

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When you come to New York City there are many great dining and shopping destinations to enjoy, but there are also a couple of fun zoos and museums that celebrate the natural world. For those looking to spend an afternoon exploring new areas check out a zoo, aquarium, or museum that call this urban jungle home.
1. Feisty Sea Lions
Bronx Zoo New York City
@ Bronx Zoo, this feisty little guy won't be pushed around.
2. Half Zebra Half Giraffe
Okapi Bronx Zoo New York City
@ Bronx Zoo, the rare and shy Okapi makes for an unusual siting.
3. Hanging In A Pack
African Wild Dogs Bronx Zoo New York City
@ Bronx Zoo, African Wild Dogs
4. Lunch Time
Tiger at Bronx Zoo New York City
@ Bronx Zoo
5. Meet New Friends
Friendly Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo New York City
@ Central Park Zoo, not all Sea Lions are fiesty, this little one was looking for a snack.
6. Swim With The Fishes
Walrus at New York Aquarium New York City
@ New York Aquarium, Coney Island. Cooling off from the summer heat.
7. Back In Time
Wooly Mammoth Museum of Natural History New York City
@ Museum of Natural History, Wooly Mammoth.
8. Pre-Historic
Tyrannosaurus Rex Museum of Natural History New York City
@ Museum of Natural History, Tyrannosaurus Rex
9. Bonus: Hangin' At The Beach
NYC from Jersey Shore
From Sandy Hook National Park you can see the skyline in the distance and in addition to the plethora of Seagulls you may also see a Dolphin swimming off shore.
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