10 Largest zoos in the world in 2013

Largest zoos in the worldThese days when people are all busy with their own stuff, there are some nature living beings who love to know more about the creatures other than humans. If you are a pet lover and seeks interest in the wild life, you really need to know about the 10 largest zoos in the world.

Have a look!

1)Berlin Zoological Garden

Area: 84 Acres

Species of Animals: 1,500

Country: Germany

Berlin Zoological Garden

The home of over 19,000 animals is the oldest Zoo in Germany that traces its presence since 1844. The Zoo locating in the corner of Berlin’s Tiergarten houses the most spectacular and comprehensive collection of species in the world, that is why it is the most visited zoo in Europe and most popular. Over 3 million visitors annually witness the most attractive activity, the feeding of animals.

2)The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Area: 580 Acres

Species of Animals: 793

Country: Ohio

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Though it stands next in our list but at various occasions it has been named number one in U.S. that house over 9,000 rare animals, which attract 2.3 million visitors annually. The 580 acres is not just a home to 793 species of the animals but it also a Zoombezi Bay and Jungle Jack’s landing place. It has gained its worldwide popularity standard from its own conservation program and extensive funding to other programs.

3)The Toronto Zoo

Area: 710

Species of Animals: 491

Country: Canada

Toronto zoo

One of the most beautiful zoo that has animals from all over the world. The 710 acres of land are divided into seven different regions and each region house animals from different parts of the world. There are 5000 animals living in a habitat, created since 1974. The Metropolitan Toronto Zoo is an attraction for visitors of any age.

4)The Beijing Zoo

Area:219 Acres

Species of Animals: 950

Country: China

The Beijing Zoo

A hundred year old zoo is must point for visitors all around the world. There are over 6 million visitors annually to see the zoo’s most popular animals, Chinese Alligators, South China Tiger, the Giant Pandas and Chinese Great Salamander. It is highly popular for preserving the collection of rare animals endemic to China. Though it’s a century old but it’s still among the world’s largest zoos in existence day.

5)The henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Area: 130 Acres

Species of Animals: 962

Country: Nebraska

The zoo was initially the Riverview Park Zoo in 1864 which later turned into a house of 962 different species of animal. It is mainly notable due to its largest cat complex in North America and that is why there are millions of paid visitors each year.

6)The Moscow Zoo

Area: 53 Acres

Species of Animals: 927

Country: Europe

The Moscow Zoo

One of the largest and most visited zoo in the Europe recently renovated in 1990’s by expanding and connecting two parts by a footbridge which was initially supported by the Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street. Recently a sea aquarium, a sea lion and an aviary are added to the list of attraction corners.

7)The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Area: 210 Acres

Species of Animals: 705

Country: South Africa

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

The national zoo of South Africa, normally known as Pretoria Zoo is split into main areas, flat and hilly areas which are separated by the Apies River, that house over 705 species of animal. The largest zoo of South Africa is a house of 9,000 individual animals. It is basically noted for its wildlife conservation program.

8)The Bronx Zoo

Area: 265 Acres

Species of Animals: 650

Country: New York City

The Bronx Zoo

About 2 million people visit this marvelous zoo annually and it benefits  about $400 million per annum to the state.It was opened in 1899 and entertains every type of animal from giraffe to gorilla and every other possible specie. It has a  snow leopard that was rescued from Pakistan in 2006 and in this spring  17-pound cub is born,son of Leo (from Pakistan) and Maya.

9)The London Zoo

Area: 36 Acres

Species of Animals: 755

Country: London

The London Zoo

It opened in 1827 and it is considered very first zoo on Earth.It is not just the recreational site but an educational and habitat protection spot which is involved in saving endangered species. It was emptied in World War II and grievously young giraffe died in the zoo from panic of the nearby bomb explosion. Dejectedly in this year a new born Sumatran tiger died by drowning.

10)The San Diego Zoo

Area: 100 Acres

Species of Animal: 650

Country: San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo, in Balboa Park, San Diego is one of the oldest and  most magnificent zoos and wildlife conservancy.To visit zoo a Skyfari can be hired or it can be visited in a zoo bus.The People’s Republic of China gave two humongous Pandas just for 200 days and in that time more than two million people watched them.

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