Zoo 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.
list ordered by
1
2,360 1,970
San Diego Zoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
2
3,273 1,506
Henry Doorly Zoo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Omaha, NE
3
2,215 1,314
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
4
1,751 1,064
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
5
1,714 960
Saint Louis Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
6
774 870
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
7
1,328 887
Fort Worth Zoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
8
1,325 939
Toledo Zoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
9
675 536
Bronx Zoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
10
804 613
Memphis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
11
611 540
Brookfield Zoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Brookfield, IL
12
822 634
Milwaukee County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
13
481 422
North Carolina Zoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
14
507 451
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
15
664 514
Sedgwick County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
16
699 546
Disney's Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
17
594 498
Detroit Zoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
18
449 401
Smithsonian National Zoologica... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
19
482 375
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Colorado Springs, CO
20
386 261
Riverbanks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Columbia, SC
21
621 455
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanica... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
22
347 313
Minnesota Zoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Apple Valley
23
290 231
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
24
165 119
Houston Zoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
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25
376 265
Philadelphia Zoo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States