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ForbesTraveler Releases List of “Top Zoos”

by amanda on April 22, 2009 · 0 comments

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ForbesTraveler recently released it’s list of the top zoos in the USA.  Their list included Philadelphia Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Denver Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, Maryland Zoo and Cincinnati Zoo.

It also says some nice things about modern zoos.

“The goal here is not just to exhibit, but to get people to care about animals and to understand through educational programs that zoos are about natural habitats and conservation.”

It also comments that most of the best zoos are cageless and also educate visitor’s about the environment.

It’s interesting to me that mostly northern zoos are on the list.  I do find zoo exhibits in the north to be more progressive than in the south, overall.

Also, two free zoos (Saint Louis and Smithsonian National Zoo) are featured.  I’ve been to both and they are both excellent. Saint Louis Zoo is one of the most impressive zoos I’ve been too.

Most of the cities with the best zoos in the US are also on the Forbes list for best aquariums in the US.

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