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The 'exotic wonderland' of a billionaire: flora, fauna and black swans

The Steinhardt Secret Gardens.

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Billionaire investor and legendary hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt opens his 57-acre garden to the public only twice a year.

CNBC's "Power Lunch" got a sneak peek at the rare and wonderful collection of flora, fauna and exotic animals, which included real black swans (not the scary figurative ones that often portend financial doom).

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Since closing his hedge fund in the mid-1990's, Steinhardt has focused much of his energies and personal fortune on his Mount Kisco, New York, estate. He is also focused on philanthropic efforts and chairs The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.

—By CNBC's Kerima Greene
Posted 20 Dec 2015

Kerima Greene | CNBC