If you travel to any major tourist city, you won’t miss a zoo. This means that, there are thousands and thousands of zoos out there across the globe. What makes the following 10 zoos stand out from the crowd? They host their animals differently from the rest of the park: they promote wildlife protection, they contact public education and awareness on how important animal preservative is, they promote animal conservation, and they take care of captive breeding of endangered species among other factors. Some zoos are just popular because of the areas they occupy – too big as compared to others.
Let us take a look at the to 10 most fascinating zoos in the world and hope you will be fascinated too
10. Beijing Zoo in China
It is a zoological park situated in China and occupies an area of 220 acres which includes ponds and lakes that cover 14 acres. The aquarium plus the zoo hosts around 14,500 creatures of more than 500 species of marine animals and 450 species of terrestrial animals. It is visited by over 6 million tourists who come to see the collection of threatened or endangered species and rare endemic animals.
9. National Zoological Gardens – South Africa
It is located in Pretoria, which creates quite a scenic zoo in the world. Over a half of the zoo is set on flat land and the other a half is set on the slopes of the hill. There is a river which crosses through the zoo, the Apies River with two bridges to cross it. There is a cable way over the zoo, which enables one to view the savannah exhibit.
8. Berlin Zoological Gardens in Germany
Created in 1844 as the Prussia’s King William IV’s personal collection. Berlin zoological gardens have the highest collection of species, 1500 and 19,500 individual animals which include original survivors which were rescued during the WWII. It is one of the world’s fascinating zoo.
7. Toronto Zoo in Canada
Located in Ontario, Canada, it is considered one of the largest zoo with two key factors; the number and size of species. It occupies an area of 710 acres with 491 species. It is popular due to the seven zoogeographic regions: the Canadian Domain, Africa, Tundra Trek, Indo Malaya, Eurasia, and Australasia.
6. Monarto Zoological Park In Australia
Located in South Australia, it occupies 2470 acres and passes as the largest zoo in the world in terms of area. Features, which attract tourist includes: habitat of the southern white rhinoceros, a drive through cheetah habitat, and giraffe herd.
5. San Diego Zoo in the USA
Located in Balboa Park in California and has 250000 household members and 130,000 child members, making it the world’s largest zoological with the highest membership. What attracts the tourists include natural habitat for animals created by open air retreats, the koalas and pandas. In total it has over 3700 animals of 650 subspecies and species.
4. London Zoo in UK
It is the oldest zoo in the UK which dates up to 1828. Originally, it was intended for the collection of scientific study and wasn’t opened until 1847. In 1849 it was the first reptile house, in 1853, it became the first public aquarium, in 1881, it became the first insect house, and in 1938, it became the first children’s zoo. In conclusion, the London Zoo s a first in most things, thus gaining uniqueness among other zoos across the world.
3. Wellington Zoo in New Zealand
It is over 100 years old and is dedicated to more than 100 different species of fauna from the world over. Tourists get attracted to its conservative effort where it has breeding programs for endangered species like the Sun Bear and Sumatran Tiger.
2. Tiergarten Schonbrunn in Vienna, Austria
It is located in the grounds of the Schonbrunn palace in Vienna, Austria. Established in 1752, it is the oldest zoo in the world which was established as a scientifically administered zoo which targets conservation of general and species nature. It has the most extraordinary features making it one of the fascinating zoos in the world with a baroque and the modern design era of building.
1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park In India
It occupies an area of 228.4 acres and boasts as it is the largest zoological garden park in India. It hosts over 1500 wild animals which include 46 endangered species. It has over 160 enclosures which serve as rehabilitation and rescue center. It has about 1000 flora species.
If you go through the above list, you will notice that, each zoo has something unique about it. Share with your friends and family on social media so that they can have a feel of the fascination in the aforementioned zoos and learn something they didn’t know.