Zoos

Our travels have taken us to many great cities.  When we travel with our children, we found that the zoos in a big town are a great way to spend an afternoon.  There is only so much museum and art gallery time that a toddler will put up with.  But the excitement of a world class zoo or Aquarium can not be beat.

Each zoo has it's own feel and something always stands out as a fond memory of the trip.  So, enjoy our zoo pages and let me know if there is a zoo that is a 'must see' that we have missed. 

Here are the zoos that we have visited:

  • Zoos of Texas
    • Gladys Porter Zoo - Brownsville, Texas (website )
    • San Antonio Zoo - San Antonio, Texas (website)
    • Fort Worth Zoo - Forth Worth, Texas (website ) 
    • Houston Zoo - Houston, Texas (website ) 
    • Dallas Zoo - Dallas, Texas (website )
  • Zoos of Louisiana
    • Audubon Zoo - New Orleans, Louisiana (website)
  • Zoos of the World
    • Berlin Zoological Garden and its Aquarium - Berlin, Germany (website )
    • Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden - Budapest, Hungry (website ) 
    • London Zoo, London, England (website )
    • Dudley Zoological Gardens, Dudley, England (website ) 
      This is one of my favorite 'finds' in England.  It is a zoo built on the grounds of a castle ruin and on a big hill.  So in one place you get a great workout, see some animals, and get to wander around the ruins of a castle. (all it needs is a waterfall to hit my high tourist points)
    • Lodz Zoo - Marlis and her nanny visited this zoo while we were living in Poland.

We have visited some very nice aquariums, but don't have as many pictures 

 

"Zoo" - Google News
Gas leak outside San Diego Zoo forces evacuations, Balboa Park closure - 10News
  1. Gas leak outside San Diego Zoo forces evacuations, Balboa Park closure  10News
  2. San Diego Zoo will remain closed Thursday as crews repair broken gas line  Los Angeles Times
  3. San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Museums Close Due to Gas Leak  NBC 7 San Diego
  4. Gas leak prompts closure of San Diego zoo  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  5. Gas Leak Forces Closures Of San Diego Zoo, Other Balboa Park Attractions  KPBS
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Sea Lion Dies at Smithsonian's National Zoo - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Sea Lion Dies at Smithsonian's National Zoo  Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

American Trail keepers at Smithsonian's National Zoo are mourning the loss of a 3-year-old female California sea lion named Catalina, who died Aug. 20.

Woodland Park Zoo red-tailed hawk gets loose, staff work to coax him home - Seattle Times
Woodland Park Zoo red-tailed hawk gets loose, staff work to coax him home  Seattle Times

Sometimes you just have to spread your wings and take flight. Gunnar, a red-tailed hawk and resident of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, decided to go on a ...

Hawk escapes from Woodland Park Zoo, but may just be on vacation - MyNorthwest.com
Hawk escapes from Woodland Park Zoo, but may just be on vacation  MyNorthwest.com

Zookeepers in Seattle are on the look-out, after a red-tailed hawk flew the coop Friday afternoon.

Beardsley Zoo prepares for delayed opening after safety drill - CTPost
Beardsley Zoo prepares for delayed opening after safety drill  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Beardsley Zoo will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, Aug. 27 as staff work through a routine safety drill earlier in the morning. The drill ...

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