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
First Look: Asian Lantern festival lights up Zoo with 40 interactive displays - cleveland.com
First Look: Asian Lantern festival lights up Zoo with 40 interactive displays  cleveland.com

For the second year in a row, the Zoo will host an Asian Lantern Festival featuring hundreds of illuminated lanterns, from June 20 – July 28.

Impact Should zoos exist? - Fast Company
Impact Should zoos exist?  Fast Company

Should the future of educating the public about exotic animals be in sanctuaries and virtual zoos, not places where animals are kept in cages?

Perfect your downward facing dog at the Detroit Zoo this summer - WXYZ Detroit
Perfect your downward facing dog at the Detroit Zoo this summer  WXYZ Detroit

(WXYZ) — Bring your cows, cats, camels and downward dogs to the Detroit Zoo this summer! Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 ...

Saginaw Children's Zoo helping to promote literacy, giving away free books - wsmh.com
Saginaw Children's Zoo helping to promote literacy, giving away free books  wsmh.com

SAGINAW, Mich. , -- Do you have plans with your children today? If not, consider heading up to the Saginaw Children's Zoo to check out their Drop Everything ...

Riverbanks Zoo saying goodbye to Elephants, making way for Rhinos - Abccolumbia.com
Riverbanks Zoo saying goodbye to Elephants, making way for Rhinos  Abccolumbia.com

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Riverbanks Zoo is saying goodbye to some of its oldest residents. A pair of elephants, 48-year-old Robin and 37-year-old Belle will be ...

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