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Top 10 Zoos in America (Part 2)

In the Top 10 Zoos in America (Part 1), we begin the countdown of the top wildlife parks in the United States. Now, it’s time to end our wild journey by traveling to the next five zoos. Who will claim the #1 spot? Read on to reveal the best wildlife park in the United States!

5. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is known as America’s only mountain zoo covering nearly 150 acres of mountain terrain and home to more than 950 animals. This wildlife park has made a mission to rescue some of the most endangered animals in the world. In fact, the zoo has saved 30 endangered species! Some of the zoo’s best exhibits are Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild. The Rocky Mountain Wild connects visitors to the heritage of the Rocky Mountain region featuring moose, mountain lions, bears and more!

4. San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Escondido, California)

The 1,800 acre Sand Diego Zoo Safari Park is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County. Known for its species from Africa and Asia, the wildlife park features several exhibits that house a variety of species on the brink of extinction. These exhibits are home to giraffes, rhinoceros, buffalo, cranes, antelopes, condors, cheetahs and more!

3. St. Louis Zoo (St. Louis, Missouri)

The 90 acre St. Louis Zoo brings together over 19,800 wild animals and 600 rare and endangered species. This beautiful wildlife park has managed to stay free of charge and brings in more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. This park is known for its natural and beautiful exhibits as well as its WildCare Institute. The chief function of the institute is to provide wildlife management, recovery services and conservation science to the zoo and animal populations around the world. In fact, the institute hosts 11 conservation hotspots all over the globe!

2. San Diego Zoo (San Diego, California)

The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and features some of the most impressive exhibits in the world. From Monkey Trails and Forest Tales to Panda Trek and Elephant Odyssey, this wildlife park continues to amaze visitors with its growing population of exotic animals. The zoo also is active in conservation and preservation efforts through its Institute for Conservation Research. This institute raises giant pandas, tigers, African Black Rhinos, California Condors and 145 other endangered species around the world. In fact, they have been able to reintroduce more than 30 endangered species back in the wild.

1. Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (Omaha, Nebraska)

The 130 acre Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium takes the #1 spot as the best zoo in the United States! In fact, TripAdvisor ranked the zoo the best in the entire world in 2014 and we certainly know why. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this wildlife park takes pride in its mission of conservation, research, recreation and education. Housing thousands of animals from around the globe, the zoo features the largest cat complex in North America and the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit, indoor swamp, indoor rainforests, indoor desert and glazed geodesic dome! Their combination of nationally recognized conservation efforts and renowned exhibits have welcomed more than 40 million visitors in the past 40 years making it the number one attraction in Nebraska.

So, there you have it! We would like to wrap up our Top 10 Zoos in the United States series with a special thanks to all zoos and animal sanctuaries who strive to conserve and preserve endangered species around the world. If you own a zoo, animal sanctuary or an exotic animal yourself make sure you keep your animals strong with frozen feeders from Rodent Pro.

 

 

 

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