Zoos were and will always be a significant part of our childhood. Though I must admit the idea of a zoo can be pretty anti-natural. lock up animals so that men can see them. I guess that in the end animals build a bond with the zookeepers, which I think are people with the knowledge, experience and most important, love for animals so as to take good care of them. Here's a list of World Zoo's:
Tiergarten Schönbrunn Vienna, Austria
Founded in 1752, the Vienna Zoo acknowledges itself as the oldest zoo in the world, with its origin as a menagerie of Emperor Francis Stephen. This zoo has long been contributing to conserving nature, and protecting animals, and taking pride in having its personal Rainforest and Desert houses, a big aquarium house, a Mexico House, and a Polarium, which make for the zoo's most striking features, thus, making it one of the best zoos in the world.
Bronx Zoo Bronx, New York
It boasts upon its achievement of protecting wildlife and wild places like none other. With over 4000 animals safely housed, the Bronx Zoo is the largest and definitely the best metropolitan zoo in America, considering the huge 6.5 acre Congo Gorilla Forest, the Tiger Mountain, and the Wild Asia Monorail that make Bronx rank up high in the list of must-visits. And tell you the best thing, it has greened its own backyard which efficiently delineates the environmentally friendly efforts of the zoo. Visit this one as soon as possible, for you might be frowning the Gorillas in there which are the main attraction!
National Zoological Gardens Pretoria, South Africa
It was back in 1899 that the National Zoological Gardens, formerly known as the Pretoria Zoo, first opened gates to visitors. Today, it treasures more than 200 mammal and bird species each, around 100 reptile species, and close to 200 marine species in a 200 acre area! What sets the Pretoria zoo apart from others is its overnight camping adventure that makes it easy for the visitors to enjoy what a zoo looks like in the night hours. Moreover, with guards alongside, not even a single area of the zoo is left untouched. You really need to praise yourself for being the lucky one if you visit the National Zoological Gardens, for having tasted the real African safari adventure.
Singapore Zoo Mandai, Singapore
Some consider this one as the best built zoo in a relatively short span of time (it's was founded in 1973), courtesy the most distinct attractions, and heaps of fun. Hey, don't miss the Jungle Breakfast in the Singapore Zoo 'cuz that's the most unique thing about it, where not only do you get to enjoy your meal, but also get to feed the animals, of course, from a distance. There's an exhibit of the Elephants of Asia, the Outback of Australia, the African wild, and a polar bear viewing station - this, my dear friends, enjoys the status of being a perfect example of the open zoo school of thought. If you're up for some rich, educational experience, the animals of Singapore zoo await you with arms wide open!
Disney's Animal Kingdom Orlando, Florida
Oh yes, it is the animal kingdom for it represents 250 different species housed in a natural-looking habitat, and is segmented on the basis of regions. The Maharajah Jungle Trek takes away all Brownie points, having exhibited tigers, birds, and bats to visitors. Along with the Maharajah Jungle Trek, the Dinosaur ride is a jaw-dropping (actually, breathtaking) experience where you chase a 65 million year old dinosaur in tricky ways. Well, that does add to the fun, doesn't it? A lot more awaits as you pack your bags to Florida. Seriously, the animals are more than 1,500 in number, so you better have a good memory to remember the names of each!
There are some more. May not be as attractive and huge as the above five, but they are there, to mark their presence, to contribute to wildlife, to do their part. This article is incomplete without their mention. Take a look at some more: