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...this is a list of the zoos that we've visited

 

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Alabama
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Birmingham Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes ...a nice zoo to visit. Nice space to walk ...several areas to sit and just enjoy the day.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Montgomery Zoo "no link found" BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes ...Dr. Jack (the zoo's veterinarian) took us on a tour of the zoo.

Michigan
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Detroit Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a nice family zoo. Sometimes there are long walks between exhibits. Recently gave up their elephants to house in a larger, warmer area.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes John Ball Zoological BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a nice sized zoo for a day visit.
Binder Park Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... their African area is worth a visit. You can sit for hours watching the giraffe and zebras roam in a LARGE area.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes Potter Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a smaller zoo in the capital city of Lansing. A great place to take the kids.
Frederik Meijer Gardens BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... usually in March they begin their free flight butterfly exhibit.

California
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes San Diego Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a larger zoo. Many of our animals we see around the states are on loan from this zoo.
Animal Park BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... here you will find large habitat areas.
Seaworld BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... this park was smaller than Seaworld in Florida.

District of Columbia - Washington DC
star.gif - 955 Bytes National Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... very hilly walk around these animals. Nice viewing areas.

Florida
star.gif - 955 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes ** Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation Inc ... devoted to the love and care of their family group. Please donate what you can to help with their care.
star.gif - 955 Bytes** The Big Cat Rescue ... the love of cats, and their needs opened this rescue center. Please donate what you can to help with their care.
star.gif - 955 Bytes** Jungle Friends ... many x-pets and labs monkeys living here. Please donate what you can to help with their care.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes star.gif - 955 BytesLowry Park Zoo, Tampa BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... one of my favorite zoos to visit.
Lion Safari BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... drive through this park.
star.gif - 955 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Miami Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... something to see in every step you take.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Naples Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a smaller zoo. We enjoyed the boat ride around the primate islands.
Jacksonville BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a nice way to spend the afternoon by walking around this zoo.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Dolphin Research BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... built on the edges of the ocean's coast.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Busch Gardens BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... being able to watch the chimps in their larger habitat area is my favorite way to spend the day here.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Florida Aquarium BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... close up with underwater adventures.
Dinosaur World BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... wonderfully constructed dinosaurs in nice jungle settings. Here you can see a hint of the past.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes star.gif - 955 BytesSDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes SeaWorld Orlando BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... dolphins, whales and more.
Discovery Cove BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... swim with the dolphins.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Gaterland BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... several gators to watch in and out of the water. Keep your eyes open for baby gaters.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Disney's Animal Kingdom BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... you will find a few animals here and there throughout the park. Take the safari ride to see the elephants. Mostly you'll notice the magic of Disney as you hike around the twisting trail.

Georgia
Atlanta Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a nice smaller zoo for your family to visit. Your kids will enjoy the area built just for them.

Illinois
Brookfield Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... the walk through primate building is a nice addition at this zoo.
Henson Robinson Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a small walk around this zoo. Very nicely landscaped.
Shedd Aquarium BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... several small and larger aquariums.

Indiana
star.gif - 955 BytesPotawatomi Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a medium sized zoo, very nice family zoo.
Black Pine Animal Park BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... many of the animals who live here were taken in because they needed new homes.
star.gif - 955 BytesFt.Wayne Children's Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... kids will LOVE this zoo. Just the right size for them.
Indianapolis Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... they do not honor the AZA membership cards (my card is from Toledo Zoo). Inside and outside places to see.
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... very nice Rhino area. Hilly!

Kansas
Sedgwick County Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... we enjoyed our visit here.
Sunset Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes.. a great place for an afternoon visit.
Topeka Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... we liked visiting the gorilla and oragutan area.

Kentucky
Louisville BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... walk the winding path up and down the big hill. Find your way to the large gorilla area, watch for them on the inside and outside.

Missouri
Kansas City Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a very long walking zoo that takes you to many animals.
star.gif - 955 BytesSDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes St Louis Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... one of the older zoos, with many of their buildings still standing strong. A great place to visit.
SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Dickerson Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a smaller zoo that makes it nice for an outing for families and their kids.

Nebraska
Omaha Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... lots of inside exhibits.

New Jersey
Cape May Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a smaller zoo... NO food, not even snacks for your little kids are allowed in this zoo.

New York
Central Park Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a smaller zoo right smack in the middle of this VERY large city.
Bronx Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... nice open exhibits. For the most part, open to the view of a camera. I enjoyed visiting their gorilla area.

North Carolina
North Carolina Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a nice long walk will take you to each of the animals habitats. Most areas are nice and large.

Ohio
dot.gif - 828 Bytes star.gif - 955 BytesSDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Toledo Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... one of my favorite zoos to visit. Not a large zoo... just big enough for a nice day out with the kids.
star.gif - 955 BytesThe ButterflyHouse BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... if you want a great place to take photos of beautiful butterflies, this is the place to visit.
star.gif - 955 BytesCincinnati Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes...
star.gif - 955 BytesCleveland Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... walk way to the right, way up the hill... walk way to the left, way up the hill... or take their free tram ride! Big Smile! This zoo has different bears, more than any other zoo I've visited. It's nice to see them all in one spot.
star.gif - 955 BytesColumbus BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes...
SeaWorld ... SeaWorld Ohio is no longer there.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a good sized zoo for a days visit for the family.
Tulsa Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes...

Pennsylvania
star.gif - 955 BytesPittsburgh Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... you have to take an elevator (or steps) to get UP to this zoo. It is built on the side of a mountain. Very pretty setting!
star.gif - 955 BytesPhiladelphia Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... one of the very first zoos in America.
Zoo America BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a small zoo in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The smell of chocolate is in the air! Mmmmmm!

Tennessee
Knoxville Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... walk under a canopy of trees along the path that takes you up and down the hills.
star.gif - 955 Bytes SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes Memphis Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... I like this zoo!
Nashville BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a very nice area for their elephants. Many new areas are being added for the animals.
star.gif - 955 BytesTennessee Aquarium BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... start at the top, and walk down to view all the tank HUGE tanks.
Warner Park Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... a small cute zoo.

Canada
Toronto Zoo BearButton2.gif - 904 BytesBearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes... very large zoo, lots of walking area.
MarineLand ... sometimes it seems there were way to many animals in each of the habitat areas.

** Sanctuary - Rescue Centers
star.gif - 955 Bytes My Favorite to Visit
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Recently Visited
BearButton2.gif - 904 Bytes Animals/habitats... Space/landscape... overall zoo

 

BearButton3h.gif - 880 Bytes Most of the zoos are good for handicappers... but... suggestion to zoos... please put in automatic door openers, or push handicap buttons for easier excess to your inside buildings.

 

SDbutton.gif - 918 Bytes SD (service dog).
I started Holly (sheltie) out young age (prior to this I took SD Heidi - yorkie) going to zoos and theme parks... due to that is part of my life... that's what I do... visiting those places for photos and ideas for my children's website. Once she had all her shots and she had to know obedience including at least how to sit, stay, walk, be quiet (NO barking). It is second nature for her now. She does like to watch the animals.


dot.gif - 828 Bytes Some zoos will give you instructions about their animals and where or where not you should go.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Most zoos I have gone to are more than happy to give us water/ice for our girls. We carry a collapsible bowl.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Monkeys (have tails)... if they gather together and start chattering... leave their area.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Apes (have no tails, gorillas, chimps, orangutans)... they may come over to look at the dog. If they begin jumping, being noisy, hitting windows, start throwing things... leave their area. Some will come to look as they do not get to see dogs. If they are just passing by, or come to sit and look, you are ok.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Tigers and other big cats... if they begin to go low to the ground... look like they are ready to pounce... leave their area.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Hoofed animals... please, no barking as it may stir them up and make them run. They become spooked and may hurt their legs. If doggy starts to bark... shut em up... leave the area.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes Meerkats will get their noses going... and start to gather. If they look over excited... leave their area.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes I do not take my dogs into any open areas such as free flight bird areas or petting areas where animals are open to the public. I stay on the outside of the fences and cages.
dot.gif - 828 Bytes I have not had any problems with free roaming peacocks. But I have heard of some having problems with turkeys and guinea hens.


 

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Child Magazine's Top 20 Zoo List -2004

BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 1. Lowry Park Zoo (FL)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 2. San Diego Zoo (CA)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 3. Oklahoma City Zoo (OK)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 4. Brookfield Zoo (IL)
       5. Phoenix Zoo (AZ)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 6. Cincinnati Zoo (OH)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 7. Bronx Zoo (NY)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 8. Toledo Zoo (OH)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes 9. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (IN)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes10. Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (OH)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes11. Saint Louis Zoo (MO)
      12. Houston Zoo (TX)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes13. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes14. Indianapolis Zoo (IN)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes15. Zoo Atlanta (GA)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes16. Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum (OK)
      17. Fort Worth Zoo (TX)
      18. Audubon Zoo (LA)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes19. Potawatomi Zoo (IN)
BearButton.gif - 922 Bytes20. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (NE)

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