An official Path Through History Site! The Bronx Zoo of the Wildlife Conservation Society is a premier place to study and appreciate the world's many creatures. Home to more than 6,000 animals, the zoo spans 265 acres that recreate the diverse natural habitats of its numerous residents. Open year-round, it’s a great experience in any season. During the winter, be sure to stop by Tiger Mountain or Himalayan Highlands to see big cats enjoying the chilly outdoors—then head to World of Reptiles or Jungle World for a warm up with tropical wildlife. Some exhibits and attractions are seasonal.