The Bronx Zoo is home to the Wildlife Conservation Society and while it is a place to view the various indoor, outdoor, underwater and jungle dwelling species, it is also a place to gain inspiration and insight into the future of the wildlife on view. The Conservation Society's aim is to encourage visitors to learn more about these animals not only here, but at the New York Aquarium, Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoos as well.
While there I viewed the Himalayan Highlands, Tiger Mountain, Jungleworld, the African Plains, the Aquatic Bird House, Congo Gorilla Forest and more. And every corner I turned and every path I walked down seemed to have a peacock or two running wild. They were all over the place! (I later learned that they are there to scare away snakes...) This made for a fun time and a great first visit to the Bronx Zoo. See below for some sights and scenes from this visit!
A peacock spotted along Bronx Park South
Peacock running free by the Dancing Crane Cafe
A little girl chasing one of the peacocks by the Dancing Crane Cafe
Camels spotted by the Asia Plaza
A Malayan Tapir in the indoor Jungleworld exhibit
Underwater scene from inside the Jungleworld exhibit
Penguin feeding time at the Sea Bird Aviary
Goldfish inside the Butterfly Garden
A Monarch resting on a display plate inside the Butterfly Garden
Flamingos outside the Dancing Crane Cafe
Giraffes outside the Carter Giraffe Building
One of the Tiger brothers on Tiger Mountain
sources: Wikipedia and the map I got when I visited.