An Inca tern takes flight in the Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. Native to the rocky Pacific coast of South America, the Inca tern possesses distinctive, moustache-like feathers on each side of its head. Visitors to the zoo can see more than 40 Inca terns soaring over the Aviary’s cliffs and pools, which resemble the bird’s native habitat.

WCS Bronx Zoo’s Inca terns are just one of the many attractions visitors can enjoy this spring. WCS will be kicking off the season with Animal Tales Extravaganza; every weekend in April, May and June will be packed with family-oriented entertainment.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day.  Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. WCS’s Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.