America The Best Zoos in the United States  

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List Rules Any zoo in America that has animals normally seen in the wild

A list of zoos in United States, with photos! Whether they be petting zoos or wild animal parks, American zoos are a great family destination when traveling. A zoological park is a location where animals are kept in captivity for study and viewing. The zoo originally evolved from the menageries of the ancient world, in which royalty would exhibit their collection of exotic pets.

These were hardly the scientific institutions we may find today. Unfortunately not all zoos are scientific in nature, and extreme controversy has arisen regarding how the animals are treated. Suffice to say, regulation is necessary to ensure proper care. Conservation (not exploitation) should always be the central goal behind any legitimate zoo. 

Included in this list are some of the largest zoos in the USA and rankings of zoos in the USA.

So what is the best zoo in America? What would be your top 10 zoos in the US? That's up to you to decide. Is it the San Diego Zoo or is it the Bronx Zoo? Those are two of the most famous zoos in the country so you couldn't go wrong with either.

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2,081 1,730
San Diego Zoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,999 1,168
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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2,845 1,350
Henry Doorly Zoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Omaha, NE

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1,534 940
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,534 884
Saint Louis Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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692 790
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,187 803
Fort Worth Zoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,211 861
Toledo Zoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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591 453
Bronx Zoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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754 556
Milwaukee County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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545 473
Brookfield Zoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Brookfield, IL

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713 556
Memphis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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419 367
North Carolina Zoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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532 443
Detroit Zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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604 470
Sedgwick County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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453 407
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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624 490
Disney's Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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398 364
Smithsonian National Zoologica... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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434 343
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Colorado Springs, CO

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313 279
Minnesota Zoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Apple Valley

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568 422
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanica... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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247 201
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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345 327
Dallas Zoo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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321 280
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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254 461
SeaWorld San Diego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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333 242
Riverbanks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Columbia, SC

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351 260
Denver Zoo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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329 242
Philadelphia Zoo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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395 301
Audubon Zoo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
New Orleans, LA

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103 210
Santa Barbara Zoo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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170 296
Los Angeles Zoo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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299 294
Lincoln Park Zoo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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225 152
Kansas City Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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356 270
Indianapolis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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95 199
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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167 304
San Francisco Zoo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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229 205
Woodland Park Zoo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Seattle, WA

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173 147
Zoo Miami is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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281 216
Oregon Zoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Portland, OR

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129 198
Oakland Zoo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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125 102
Houston Zoo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
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209 153
Louisville Zoo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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221 168
Zoo Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Atlanta

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240 189
San Antonio Zoo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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69 178
Santa Ana Zoo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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91 175
Sacramento Zoo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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186 145
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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186 190
Nashville Zoo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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205 173
Phoenix Zoo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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40 122
Riverside Park and Zoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States