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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2,133 1,761
San Diego Zoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

2
2,898 1,376
Henry Doorly Zoo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Omaha, NE

3
2,029 1,196
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

4
1,568 962
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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1,569 897
Saint Louis Zoological Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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706 803
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

7
1,203 816
Fort Worth Zoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

8
1,239 874
Toledo Zoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

9
598 465
Bronx Zoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

10
769 572
Milwaukee County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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556 488
Brookfield Zoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Brookfield, IL

12
731 567
Memphis Zoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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428 378
North Carolina Zoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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541 452
Detroit Zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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638 499
Disney's Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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414 367
Smithsonian National Zoologica... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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462 414
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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610 479
Sedgwick County Zoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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444 347
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Colorado Springs, CO

20
318 282
Minnesota Zoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States
Apple Valley

21
573 428
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanica... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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255 207
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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355 334
Dallas Zoo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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362 264
Denver Zoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States

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328 284
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zoos in the United States