8. World of Birds at the Bronx Zoo

The front entrance of the World of Birds at the Bronx Zoo, by Julie Larsen Maher and courtesy of the Bronx Zoo

Tucked into a wooded area on the ground of the Bronx Zoo is the zoo’s tropical bird enclosure called the World of Birds. The building has few windows so that it can create a believable artificial environment for the different tropical birds and monkeys inside.

Beautiful colorful cranes, toucans, and birds of paradise are free to fly around several walk-through aviaries that mimic a tropical jungle environment within the building. Similar to Asphalt Green, the World of Birds building at The Bronx Zoo hides a vibrant interior within a bleak exterior.