The Zoo, which is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, features animals that will eat from the palm of visitors’ hands; just pop a quarter in a dispenser to buy a handful of nutritious feed. Kids may prefer to pet the bronze animal sculptures beside each pen with convincing squawks, bleats, and oinks of their own.
Turtles, frogs, and birds also inhabit a central aviary. Other exhibits encourage exploration and imagination—kids can get up close to models of giant turtle shells, fish heads, and rabbit ears.
Paul Manship's works, which include the Lehman Gates, are part of a larger tradition of playful sculptures in Central Park.
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