25 Largest Zoos In The World You’ll Want To Visit

A wonderful list: 25 Largest Zoos In The World You’ll Want To Visit. From Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa, zoos around the world perform wonderful conservation services. They protect Earth’s wildlife and educate people about how they can help.

With charitable donations, zoos protect the most vulnerable animals from extinction and foster health and reproduction. Of course, most zoos are only one or two acres large, housing a handful of animals.

Others, however, are massive and are able to protect and keep animals from various environments. With that said, here are the 25 Largest Zoos In The World You’ll Want To Visit.

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Oakland Zoo

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At 100 acres, the Oakland Zoo keeps its animals in expanded “natural” habitats. They host 660 animals, and in 2012, they celebrated their 17,000 square foot veterinary hospital, the largest in Northern California.

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Los Angeles Zoo

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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened in 1966 and is 133-acres of diverse animals and wildlife. They have 1,100 animals and over 250 species. Unfortunately, the zoo has had several escapes over the years, including Evelyn the gorilla that tried to escape five times.


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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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One of the oldest zoos in the United States, the National Zoo is 163 acres and holds 2,000 animals and 400 species. It doesn’t charge admission and has a mission of educating and promoting the conservation of wildlife.

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Jacksonville Zoo

1600px-American_Flamingos_Phoenicopterus_ruper_at_Jacksonville_ZooSource: http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/

Heavily active in animal conservation, the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida is 117-acres and holds 2,400 animals. Initially, it was a small, humble zoo but has greatly expanded over the years. They now have about 1 million visitors a year.


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Memphis Zoo

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The Memphis Zoo is located in Memphis, Tennessee and was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor.com based upon visitor opinions. It’s 76 acres in size and houses 3,500 animals and 500 different species. In 2003, it became one of the rare zoos to have a giant panda.

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