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
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to celebrate World Giraffe Day on Thursday as species faces threats in the wild
  1. Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to celebrate World Giraffe Day on Thursday as species faces threats in the wild  News Sentinel
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Oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies in Australian zoo aged 62 - leaving 54 descendants
  1. Oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies in Australian zoo aged 62 - leaving 54 descendants  Telegraph.co.uk
  2. Puan, world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62 in Australian zoo  The Guardian
  3. Puan, world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62  CNN
  4. Perth zoo keeper's heartfelt tribute after death of world's oldest Sumatran orangutan  The West Australian
  5. 'Respectful end for an old lady': World's oldest orangutan dies in Perth  WAtoday
  6. Full coverage
Board member questions zoo's open transparency on elephant escape
  1. Board member questions zoo's open transparency on elephant escape  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX
  2. Michael Jackson's elephant "Moonwalked" out of zoo enclosure  ABC Action News
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Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo
  1. Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo  Sun Sentinel
  2. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens analyzing policy after brief elephant escape  WOKV
  3. Michael Jackson's old pet elephant, Ali, escapes enclosure at Florida zoo  Fox News
  4. Michael Jackson's former elephant escapes enclosure at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens  ActionNewsJax.com
  5. Full coverage
“Panda-monium” at the Greenville Zoo
  1. “Panda-monium” at the Greenville Zoo  WLOS
  2. Greenville Zoo welcomes red panda cubs  Greenville News
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