The Bronx Zoo recently announced that it will be offering some wild and wonderful new experiences for visitors this summer. The zoo and the organization that oversees it, the Wildlife Conservation Society, are in the process of developing a new zip line and Nature Trek that will let zoogoers discover more of the often overlooked ecological attractions abundant in the boogie down Bronx. The new attractions will help city dwellers learn more about the Bronx River, the local wetlands that offer respite to birds during seasonal migration, and the zoo’s 265 acres of dense forest.
The zoo’s high-flying new zip line, will let visitors safely zoom via wire and harness across the Bronx River and through the forest, bringing them up close with trees and through wetlands. While the zip line is for those ages seven and up, smaller children will be able to participate in a “Nature Trek” that will let them be intrepid adventurers, crossing rope bridges, building nests, traveling through tunnels and playing in a treehouse.
The zip line and Nature Trek are set to open in the summer of 2017. To learn more about the family and education programs provided by the Bronx Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Society, including the Children’s Zoo and Nature Club, click here.
Images courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society