Having children means that sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a zoo! America is home to some of the most amazing zoos in the world. With a wide collection of animals from around the world and then some, the zoos of America are truly something out of this world.
Though spread across the country, there are many places that could be given the title of being the ‘best’. The five which my children love best include:
1.Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is a vast place spread across 74 acres, with a collection of over 2000 animals. Often touted as one of the best and famous zoos in the entire world, the place offers an interesting mix of nature, fun, animal encounters and even other activities such as shopping and dining. In addition to this, there is also an amusement park that you can go for a ride in.
2. San Diego Zoo
Located in California, this is one of the most famous zoos in the state and along the West Coast. And it’s also one of our favorite. California is one of our favorite states as well. With a collection ranging from primates to reptiles and then some, the park boasts of a collection of nearly 4000 different species. Spread across over 100 acres, the place offers an interesting collection of the natural world, and a place for a fun family outing.
3. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Located in the capital city of Washington DC, it is actually part of the larger Smithsonian Institution, offering an interesting collection of 2000 or so animals, many of them endangered. Spread across over 163 acres, this is one of the most important travel destinations in all of DC.
4. Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in not just New York but all the United States. Located a short distance away from the Yankee Stadium, the zoo hosts a collection of over 4000 animals across 265 acres of land and is a famous attraction in New York. Besides this, the place also has a vast collection of monorail rides, cafes, shopping centers and more.
5. St. Louis Zoo
The zoo is located within the premises of the Gateway city’s massive forest park, and boasts of a collection of over 500 different species, including giraffes, zebras and gazelles. Some of the rarer species here include the red pandas, which are an endangered species from Asia. Of all the creatures that call the zoo home, one of the most important would be that of Kali the Polar Bear, which has become famous across the country. Other attractions here worth mentioning are that of the sea lion shows, which are held every day.
There as so many other zoos you and your children will like if you’re visiting America from another country or are just traveling domestically. So if you are a fan of animals, and happen to be traveling in the USA, make sure to check a few of these zoos. Your family will thank you.