A zoo is the short for zoological parks, gardens, or animal parks. A zoo is a facility in which animals are confined in a closure and are displayed to public. Some zoos have walk through exhibits where visitors enter into the enclosures of non-aggressive animals. One of the main functions of the zoo is to provide animal rights. Zoo has research programs that help expand our knowledge about animals especially the endangered species. Zoo is also a place of education as well as a place of entertainment.
Here is the list of the top 10 zoo of USA that should be must visited to enhance the knowledge of you and your children.
10. Houston Zoo
The Houston zoo is the zoological park with almost 6000 animals from 900 species. Standing on number 10th, Houston zoo features komodo dragons, alligators, sea lions, jaguars and many more. The total amount of the visitors to the Houston zoo is about 1.8 million making it the 10th most popular zoo in USA.
9. Denver Zoological Garden
This zoo was founded in 1986. The zoo has the animal count of more than 4000, including the African penguins, bald eagles, California Sea lions and a large variety of other animals. This zoo stands on number 9th with the total visitors of almost 1.9 million.
8. Bronx Zoo
It is the America’s largest urban zoo. The zoo features see lemurs, mongooses, Nile crocodiles and many other animals. The zoo has the total visitors of almost 2 million visitors. Little kids will love a ride on the insects of the zoo.
7. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
This zoo is located in St. Paul, and was opened in 1897. This zoo is the one of the famous zoo featuring giraffe, lion, polar beer, tiger, zebra etc. this zoo is not only a zoo but also an amusement park which features golf, course, a pool and much more making it the rank number 7th in our list with the total visitors of 2.2 million.
6. Smithsonian National Zoological Park
It was founded in 1889. The zoo has grown to include 2000 animals from 300 species. The zoo features giant pandas, red pandas, Asian elephants, gorillas and a large variety of other animals. The zoo is counted in the top 10 lists because of its millions of visitors.
5. Brookfield Zoo
The zoo consists of more than 2300 animals, located in the city of Chicago. The total visitors of the Brookfield Zoo are almost 2.25 million people. The place is also known for its tourist visits and Asian visitors. This zoo stands on rank number 5.
4. Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
The zoo is located in the city of Columbus with the species of 793 animals. The Columbus zoo is not only a zoo but also an aquarium. The zoo features lions, zebra, giraffe and a wide variety of animals. The annual visitors of this zoo are about 2.3 million people making it the 4th best zoo in USA.
3. St. Louis Zoo
The annual visitor of this zoo is 2.9 million people. It is located in St. Louis featuring the wide variety of diverse animals. The visitors can enjoy the view of Asian elephants, alligators, leopards and many other animals. The transportation is enjoyed by the children that are provided by the zoo.
2. Lincoln Park Zoo
This park is located in the city of Chicago. It was founded in 1868. The zoo is famous for its polar beers and penguins. The annual visitor of this zoo is almost 3 million per year making it the second bestest zoo in USA.
1. San Diego Zoo
The top visited zoo in the USA. It is famous for the giant pandas and the 24 koalas in the zoo. The annual visitors of this zoo are almost 3.2 million making it to top the list of best zoo in USA.