Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5 Outstanding U.S. Zoos to Visit With Your Family During Your Travels

Are you wondering what is the best place to take your family to while on vacation? Looking for something fresh, new, and exciting? If this is the case, then the answer is simple: the zoo! Not only is it exciting and fun, but also educational. And the best part is that going to the zoo is something the entire family can enjoy. So what are the most amazing zoos in the United States?

St. Louis Zoo

This zoo houses more than 600 different species of animals and extends over 90 acres of the 1,371-acre Forest Park. Known for its sustainable preservation of animals, one of its most famous attractions is the 2.5-year-old Kali, a polar bear. The kids will absolutely love observing this fascinating animal as he swims and plays with his chewable toys.

Cincinnati Zoo

Have you ever wanted to feed a giraffe? At Cincinnati Zoo, you can do that and more. Take a look at the elephants and the cheetahs and marvel at what the natural diversity of animal species can offer to the observant eye. Chronologically speaking, this is the second-oldest zoo to become operational in the country, opening in 1875. While there, make sure to visit the Africa exhibit that spans over 8 acres, and check out the zebras, gazelles, and the lions that you can find there.

San Diego Zoo

Being home to 3700 animals and having more than 650 different species to show, this zoo is a must-visit destination if you live in the southern California. The entire family can come to greet the giant pandas who reside there. And if you’re looking for a place to view the zoo from above, check out the Skyfari Aerial Tram that will allow you to glide over the animal habitats and enable you to plan your next move.

Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo is home to over 3500 animals. Aimed at entertaining the visitors with the shows as well as educating them, it’s one of America’s favorite zoo destinations, and the families love it. Recently, they’ve added a new jellyfish exhibit that’s an absolute must-see, since it houses some of the most exciting and unique ocean creatures, including sea horses, and an octopus.

Houston Zoo

Having more than 6000 animals on board (and 900 different species of them to boot), Houston Zoo’s extensive animal collection is the reason why more than 2 million visitors come to visit every year. The zoo aims to educate people, but above anything else, it tends to place the primary importance on having fun, and the whole family can participate in the following activities: the Wildlife Carousel, and enjoying the water-based sports the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park can offer.

Bronx Zoo

This zoo is an honorable mention, since it’s truly something different. First of all, it’s absolutely massive, expanding over 265 acres and housing 6000 animals of more than 650 species. Established way back in 1899, it qualifies as America’s most historic zoo. After you’re done with traversing this huge place, the Bronx Marriott hotel is not too far away, and it’s the perfect resting point for you to replenish your lost energy.

Conclusion

You can find plenty of unique and interesting zoos in the United States, all of which will keep your entire family busy for the entire day. So if you haven’t visited one already, make sure to plan your trip as soon as possible!

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