There is something about zoos that just makes everything okay. It’s like being in a place where bad vibes are unacceptable, where being sad is not an option, where being annoyed is simply intolerable. The nicer the zoo is, the bigger role it plays in making a person’s day.
Both adults and kids love zoos. It’s the older ones that seem to go most giddy, really (they just don’t want others to notice it too much, but they’re almost always the electrified guests.
If you love traveling and have a special place in your heart for zoos, here’s a list of best zoos in the world that will guarantee visitors the best time, the cutest animals, and the most fun activities:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Orlando, Florida)
Disney is known to be the creators of some of the most fun places on earth. When they built Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, their happy place street cred just got higher. This is the largest single theme park of Disney in the world where a place of seven themed portions, including Africa, Discovery Island, and Dinoland U.S.A. could be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. The great thing about this place is that there are areas that blend the animal’s natural habitat and features Disney has always been known for.
Artis Zoo (Netherlands)
This is the oldest and one of the most popular zoos in the Netherlands. The Artis Zoo has an aquarium, a planetarium, and geological and zoological museums. It was built in 1885, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
We all know how amazingly huge China is, so by using this as a reference, we can say that this zoo is something extraordinary. Why? Because the Beijing Zoo has one of the largest animal collections in the country. Also one of the oldest zoos in China, this place is home to endemic animals such as the South China Tiger, the Chinese Giant Salamander, and of course—the Giant Panda.
This is the oldest and one of the most famous zoos in all of Germany. Opening in 1884, this 84-acre zoo is home to thousands of species and nearly 20,000 animals—qualities that make the zoo one of the best in the world.
Bronx Zoo (Bronx, New York)
This New York attraction is the largest metropolitan zoos in the country, and has an amazing collection of more than 4,000 animals of an estimate of 650 species. The Bronx Zoo has both indoor and outdoor exhibits, so there are certainly a lot of great things to see and experience by visitors.
Africa is known for its beautiful animals, and the National Zoological Gardens is a great place to see lots of them. With sections such as an aquarium, a primate section, reptile section, and an aviary, spending time in this zoo (which is popularly known as the Pretoria Zoo) will definitely be something special. Aside from being home to many thousands of animals, this is also a conservation place to conserving threatened species.
When you’re in San Diego, going to this zoo will definitely be far from being dull and boring. With the more than 4,000 animals of 800 species, you will not run out of amazingly cute and beautiful creatures to see here. The San Diego Zoo is also home to giant pandas (a panda research station was opened in 2008), which aims to do panda reproduction, which proved successful—pandas Hua Mei and Mei Sheng were born here. When you’re in San Diego, you can also make your way to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and SeaWorld San Diego.
Singapore Night Safari (Singapore)
The Singapore Zoo is amazing, but when you’re in the country, make sure to go to the Singapore Night Safari as well. This is the first ever nocturnal zoo in the world, home to more than a thousand animals of 120 species, many of them threatened.
Want to see how the oldest zoo in the world looks like? Head over to the city of Vienna in Austria and find out for yourself. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn or Vienna Zoo was founded in 1752 (started as an imperial menagerie), and continues to be maintained so well in the hundreds of years that followed. Making a stop to this place when you’re in Vienna will definitely be worth your time.
This 111-acre zoo is home to nearly 5,000 animals of around 700 species, which makes it a must-see Prague attraction. When you find yourself doing a holiday in Prague, devote a day to going around this zoo, where you could also enjoy seeing beautiful meadows and valleys.
source: by L.m.r.n.g (Andrew) from panoramio.com