NYC - Bronx - Bronx Zoo - Astor Court - 2007 Holiday Lights - Peacock
The Bronx Zoo's 11th annual Holiday Lights, on display from November 16, 2007 - January 6, 2008, illuminated the Bronx night with more than a million twinkling lights and larger-than-life lighted animal, dinosaur, and holiday sculptures.
The Bronx Zoo, located within the Bronx Park, is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats and home to over 4,000 animals. Focused on conservation, it opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits, 843 animals. The zoo's origins date back to 1895, with the establishment of the New york Zoological Society (NYZS), renamed Wild Conservation Scoiety (WCS) in 1993. Only the outer structure of the World of Reptiles remains much as it was in 1899. With the 1941 opening of African Plains, the Bronx Zoo was one of the first U.S. zoos to move away from cages and exhibit animals in naturalistic habitats.