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Bronx Zoo Goes Wild With LEGOs

A giant LEGO tiger at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/The Wildlife Conservation Society)

A giant LEGO tiger at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/The Wildlife Conservation Society)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new breed of tiger in town and it’s not one you’d expect — it’s made entirely of LEGOs and you’ll only see it at the Bronx Zoo this summer.

It’s all part of the zoo’s “Great Summer Zoofari.”

The new exhibit features giant LEGO sculptures of lemurs, a tiger, hornbills, rhinos, gorillas, flamingoes, a giraffe and much more. Each sculpture sits right next to their real-life counterpart throughout the zoo.

Organizers say the goal of the program is to bring awareness to the challenges faced by the world’s wildlife and their habitats and to inspire visitors to help build a better future for animals.

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A giant LEGO giraffe is seen at the Bronx Zoo with real giraffes in the background. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/The Wildlife Conservation Society)

The exhibit features tons of other events and activities, including demonstrations by master builders on how to create your own LEGO wildlife sculpture.

The exhibit runs from Saturday, July 7 through Monday, September 3.

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