Top 5 Zoos in America

A trip to the zoo is a great way to introduce kids to the animal kingdom. It is an educational, exciting experience for the entire family, from toddlers to teens. From the cute little monkeys to the exotic tigers to the dangerous reptile house, no matter what stage of life your children are in, there is a section of the zoo that will cater to each personality.
Make your trip even better by creating a zoo scavenger hunt for your family. Award points for listing the most mammals, capturing pictures of the most non-native animals on a smart phone and for finding the best fun fact learned from reading the information posted at each station.
Check out our list of the top five zoos across the country!
1. Saint Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo hosts more than 19,800 wild animals from all over the world. Don’t miss the Zooline Railroad, Sea Lion Show, stingrays at Caribbean Cove, the 4-D motion simulator and the conservation carousel!
2. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Set sail to Pirate Island or explore with the Columbus Zoo Asia Quest or Congo Expedition for the time of your life!
3. Cincinnati Zoo. The Cincinnati Zoo features train and carousel rides, 4-D experiences and unique animal experiences, including Sloth Chat, Elephant Bath and animal feedings!
4. San Diego Zoo. Along with the wide variety of amphibians, birds, anthropods, mammals and reptiles, the San Diego Zoo offers great educational opportunities, including summer camp, wildlife sleepovers and teen programs.
5. The Bronx Zoo. Take a break from the city for some wildlife. The Bronx Zoo offers a 4-D theatre, zoo quests, a bug carousel, camel rides, penguin feedings and rides on the Wild Asia Monorail.
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