Almost every major tourist city has a zoo. The next 10 zoos perform an important mission in the preservation of endangered species of animals in captivity, the protection of wild animals, and also attract the public to the problems of the fauna of our world. So here we will share a little bit info on 10 BEST ZOOS IN THE WORLD.
1. ZOO WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The first 13-hectare zoo in New Zealand is rightfully considered to be the largest and has more than 500 animals and 100 different species, many of which are endangered and that only inhabit the territories of New Zealand: Sumatran tigers, miniature Malay bears.
The zoo, along with other zoos, is included in the FTB organization for the protection of bears, lions and other animals. This zoo pays great attention to the quality and stability of the conditions for the population, which includes: heating and lighting, communication with every inhabitant of the zoo for the purpose of teaching nature conservation and respect for it.
Toronto Zoo contains more than 5000 animals of 460 different species from around the world. Here you can ride a camel, touch the ramp and see animals that are on the verge of extinction: gaurs, coats, Grevy zebras, African elephants, Kudu antelopes and dwarf hippos – not to mention the animal kingdom of Canada: grizzly, moose, forest bison, raccoon- poloskuny, lynx and cougar.
3. AUSTRALIAN ZOO, SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA
Of course, the wildest and adventurous zoo could have been created by none other than Steve Irwin, a hunter for crocodiles. In the zoo it is allowed to touch some species of snakes, koalas, wombats, tigers, elephants and consider more than 1000 different kinds of animals.
Make a reservation as soon as possible in order to enjoy the day at the zoo as much as possible.
4. ZOO IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN(top zoos in the world)
The Japanese zoo in Yokohama, or Zurasia, was founded in 1999. The area of 437 square meters. km., the territory of the zoo provides habitats for more than 1500 animals of 150 different species. In fact, the zoo is completely green and consists of 7 separate ecological areas – the tropical forests of Asia, Central Asia, Oceania, tropical forests of Africa, the natural areas of Japan and the Amazonian jungle. Due to the large size of the zoo visitors are given binoculars to better view the inhabitants.
5. WELCH MOUNTAIN ZOO, COLWYN BAY, NORTH WALES
The park with a mountain slope of 15 hectares was founded in 1963. To date, the Zoological Society of Wales has become the leader and uses the zoo more as a reserve, within which flora and fauna is flourishing. Guests are given a tour of the forest areas, paths lined with trees, hills abounding with gray herons, ghouls and badgers.
The main attraction of the zoo is a show with otters – a happy and frisky game of otters in the water with a waterfall – and with Californian sea lions, Humboldt penguins.
6. BERLIN ZOO, GERMANY
Berlin Zoo – the oldest and most visited zoo in Germany. Together with the aquarium the area of the territory is 35 hectares and places 17 thousand animals. The zoo was founded thanks to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who populated the zoo 850 animals in their own collection.
During the Second World War, the zoo suffered extensive destruction, when most of its territories and hundreds of animals were destroyed. Nevertheless, the zoo was restored, and the surviving animals – a pair of lions, hyenas, an elephant male and almost a dozen baboons and chimpanzees – were moved to more natural habitats and sent on tours, one of which was called the ” Animals from the Bible” tour , featuring animals from the biblical story.
7. PHILADELPHIA ZOO, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
Philadelphia Zoo – the very first zoo in America – was founded in 1874. To date, the zoo has earned a good reputation for breeding endangered species of animals and creating the most natural conditions for the population. Containing more than 1300 animals, the city zoo has the world’s most modern primates exhibition – a PECO reserve of 1 hectare, completely populated by various kinds of monkeys, including gibbons, plains gorillas, Sumatran orangutans, lemurs – and all with dominant males.
Lovers of cats purred with pleasure at the sight of the reserve, which is home to 12 endangered species of animals of their family of cats: African lions, Amur tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars, etc. If you do not have a day, you can stay here and spend the night in the camp. Unusual atmosphere will give an unforgettable experience.
8. BRONX ZOO, NEW YORK, USA
This rather small zoo in the middle of the metropolis is one of the oldest and best zoos in the United States. So much so that the Wildlife Conservation Society founded here a community of veterinarians, providing crucial and direct assistance to over 15,000 animals living in different zoos in America.
The Bronx Zoo is extremely famous for its enrichment programs for the animal kingdom. As an educational and practical part of the program, visitors can witness how zoo attendants train and interact with monkey and tiger animals – as well as feeding, animal behavior, protection of polar bears and other zoo animals.
9. SAN DIEGO ZOO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Not far from downtown San Diego you can discover the wonders of the world famous San Diego Zoo. Its territory, covering 40 hectares of land, is home to 4000 animals of 800 species. The land is grassy and hilly, so visitors are offered a 35-minute bus tour with a guide, or they can choose to visit some particular exhibitions.
The Odyssey of Elephants is the most impressive and educational exhibition, featuring different species, from the Pleistocene era (mammoths) to the present time. Not far from here you can drop in and look at the huge elephants, bears, lions and jaguars in conditions closest to natural ones.
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10. BASEL ZOO, SWITZERLAND
The Basel Zoo is proud of one of the most successful programs for the reproduction of endangered animals that live here and are rarely found in other reserves of the world. In fact, more than 600 species of animals – including irbis, cheetahs, Indian rhinoceroses, flamingos, pygmy hippopotamuses and okapi – would be proud that their zoo is on top of the list of the Zoological Society of London for successful breeding efforts.