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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1,990 1,650
San Diego Zoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

2
2,737 1,294
Henry Doorly Zoo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Omaha, NE

3
1,898 1,106
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,469 895
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,467 855
Saint Louis Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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672 760
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,147 778
Fort Worth Zoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,168 836
Toledo Zoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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566 434
Bronx Zoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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726 528
Milwaukee County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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520 450
Brookfield Zoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Brookfield, IL

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398 352
North Carolina Zoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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680 538
Memphis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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440 394
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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605 473
Disney's Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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582 458
Sedgwick County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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507 428
Detroit Zoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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382 350
Smithsonian National Zoologica... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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410 329
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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555 411
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanica... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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339 314
Dallas Zoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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293 269
Minnesota Zoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Apple Valley

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248 435
SeaWorld San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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313 269
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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231 188
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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322 230
Riverbanks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Columbia, SC

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314 233
Philadelphia Zoo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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382 295
Audubon Zoo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
New Orleans, LA

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343 261
Indianapolis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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332 252
Denver Zoo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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287 285
Lincoln Park Zoo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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163 286
Los Angeles Zoo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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92 192
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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210 145
Kansas City Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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95 202
Santa Barbara Zoo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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164 294
San Francisco Zoo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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167 142
Zoo Miami is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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219 199
Woodland Park Zoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Seattle, WA

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124 189
Oakland Zoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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201 148
Louisville Zoo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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266 211
Oregon Zoo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Portland, OR

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214 162
Zoo Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Atlanta

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231 182
San Antonio Zoo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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68 171
Santa Ana Zoo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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89 168
Sacramento Zoo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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110 96
Houston Zoo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
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182 184
Nashville Zoo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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172 142
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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198 170
Phoenix Zoo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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38 119
Riverside Park and Zoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States