33 Zoos in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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33 Zoos to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Alligator Adventure4604 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA

Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world.

Austin Zoo10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736, USA

A nonprofit rescuee zoo which has a mission to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Austin Zoo currently has over 300 animals from over 100 different species. It now becomes one of the famous places in Austin.

Bronx Zoo2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10460, USA

It is one of the largest zoos in the United States by area comprising 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats. The zoo is home to over 6,000 animals, more than 700 species

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

335-acre (136 ha) African-themed animal theme park. The park officially features nine roller coasters and two water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions.

Central Park ZooEast 64th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA

The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5-acre zoo located at the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Dallas Zoo650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203, USA

This is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas which was home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.

Flamingo Gardens3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA

60-acre (24 ha) wildlife sanctuary, aviary, zoo, and botanical garden. The grounds contain more than 3,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants including 200-year-old oaks, and 300 plus species of palms. The 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) Everglades aviary houses one of the largest collection of wading birds in the United States.

Fort Worth Zoo1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110, USA

A huge zoological park which was founded in 1909 and now is home to 7,000 native and exotic animals and has been named as a top zoo in the nation.

Gatorland14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, USA

A 110-acre (45 ha) theme park and wildlife preserve. Billed as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland features thousands of alligators (including rare leucistic alligators) and crocodiles, and many other animals. Attractions in the park include a breeding marsh with a boardwalk and observation tower, zip lines, an off-road swamp vehicle tour, a ridable miniature railroad, alligator feeding shows, alligator wrestling shows, an aviary, a petting zoo, and educational programs.

Greenville Zoo150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

At the 14-acre Greenville Zoo, you can visit wildlife from around the world any day of the week. The zoo features African lions, Masai giraffes and several species of primates. In addition to the wild animal exhibits, the zoo contains a farm exhibit that features domestic animals and a reptile house featuring lizards, frogs, reptiles, and snakes.

Honolulu Zoo151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

It is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch which was built on part of the 300-acre and features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats.

Houston Zoo6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

A famous zoological park which was located within Hermann Park in Houston which houses over 6000 animals from 900 species and also with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218, USA

The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres (47 ha) and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection. Since 1999 the zoo has been home to a large breeding colony of wild wood storks.

Jungle Island1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, USA

Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is a relaunched eco-adventure park on Watson Island, Miami, Florida. The park features new pop-up waterslides, an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience, zip lines, escape rooms, a Nerf battle stadium and other attractions.

Los Angeles Zoo5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

A 133-acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966. Major attractions include botanical gardens, Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, Gorilla Reserve, and Elephants.

Metro Richmond Zoo8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120, USA

A privately owned for-profit zoo which was in Chesterfield county has an area of 70 acres and houses around 2,000 animals representing over 180 species, including reticulated giraffe, white rhinoceros, snow leopard, cheetah and Grant's zebra.

Monkey Jungle14805 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170, USA

Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre wildlife park established in 1933 for the exhibition and study of endangered monkeys in semi-natural habitats. It is now a popular tourist attraction in this county. The park has about 500 primates of 18 different species running loose.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo800 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

This is a small zoo which was located inside a rainforest that has an area of 12 acres and it has more than 80 species of animals on display, and the grounds feature more than 40 different species of plants, flowers, and trees.

Phoenix Zoo455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA

The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. It was located in Phoenix, Arizona which has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles of walking trails and so more to see. It was one of the favourite tourist spot in Arizona.

Prospect Park Zoo450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

A huge zoo which houses  864 animals representing about 176 species which was operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The zoo is located in a serene surrounding and a lot of tourists visits this zoo every day.