BEST 10 Zoos in the United States

There are over 2,800 licensed animal exhibitors across the United States.

It would take even the most dedicated animal lover years to visit every location on the list.

So we’ve compiled a list of the best zoos in the US.

This zoo boasts: – World’s largest indoor     desert – North America’s largest     indoor rainforest

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

10

This zoo is home to the largest colony of kangaroos outside of Australia.

San Diego Zoo

9

It’s the fourth-oldest zoo in the nation and is one of just a few zoos where admission is free.

Lincoln Park Zoo

8

Home to the first immersion exhibit, which gives visitors the sense that they are also in the animal’s habitat.

Woodland Park Zoo

7

Known as the National Zoo, located in Washington, D.C. is a fee-free zoo

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

6

The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, home to more than 6,000 species.

Bronx Zoo

5

One of the top zoos for its commitment to creating naturalistic habitats. You can even take a kayak tour within the grounds.

Brevard Zoo

4

The zoo is also known for its efforts to breed critically endangered species.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

3

This zoo has a 650,000-gallon ocean aquarium that brings over 8,000 ocean animals to the Midwest.

Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium

2

The sixth oldest zoo in the US and has been voted the #1 zoo year after year. 

Cincinnati Zoo

1

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