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 

 

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Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed - BBC News

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Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed
BBC News
Three policemen have been killed by gunmen who attacked a zoo in Nigeria's mid-western Edo State, the police have told the BBC. The gunmen also abducted the head of the zoo, after they stormed the 750-acre Ogba Zoo and Nature Park. The information ...
Deadly attack on Edo zoo an unfortunate incident – FGVanguard
Three police killed as zoo boss seized in NigeriaThe Sun Daily
Ogba Zoo bloodbath: How three policemen were killed – WitnessesThe Nation Newspaper
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Naples Zoo sets reopening date - Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News

Naples Zoo sets reopening date
Naples Daily News
The Naples Zoo will get back into the swing of things in a few weeks. With much progress made on tree care and repairs since Hurricane Irma, the landmark attraction will reopen Oct. 14. For the zoo's first weekend back in business since the hurricane ...

Reindeer look more Halloween than Christmas at Columbus Zoo - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reindeer look more Halloween than Christmas at Columbus Zoo
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thoughts of Christmas will soon be invading many children's dreams, but it's a natural Christmas and Halloween mashup that's got some zoo visitors worried about a herd of reindeer. However, zoo officials said that what looks like a bloody mess is ...

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New Honolulu Zoo director named amid leadership turnover - Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

New Honolulu Zoo director named amid leadership turnover
Hawaii News Now
A new director of the Honolulu Zoo was named on Monday amid leadership turnover over the past few years. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has announced Linda Santos as the new director, the first female director in the zoo's history. "The process was a ...
Longtime employee to lead troubled Honolulu ZooHonolulu Star-Advertiser
Honolulu Zoo appoints first female directorPacific Business News (Honolulu)

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Giveaway - KPNX 12 News TV

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Giveaway
KPNX 12 News TV
The Arizona Midday “San Diego Zoo Safari Park sweepstakes is open to residents of the State of Arizona, 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of KPNX-TV, TEGNA, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and each of their respective affiliated companies, ...
San Diego Zoo Safari Park's tiger cubs on public display10News

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