Top 21 Largest Zoos in the World by Area | 2022 (2023)

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A zoo is the most important place for Wildlife protection and conservation. The Zoo is also known asan animal parkormenagerie. The zoo is the abbreviation of Zoological Garden. Unlike,Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks, Zoos do not provide natural habitat to theanimals but they provide wonderful conservation services. From Asia, Europe, NorthAmerica, and Africa, zoos are around the world to protect Earth’s wildlife and educatepeople about how they can help.

With the rapid extinction of the most vulnerableanimals, zoos became extremely important to protect wildlife. However, most ofthe zoos are only one or two acres large, housing only a handful of animals, while othersare massive and are able to protect and keep animals from various environments.

We have done the research and curated this list of the largest zoos in the world. We also mention the timing and location of the zoo so that you will get complete information in one place.

This is the list of largest animal parks in the world as per the area. The topmost zoo listed on this list named The Wilds is the largest zoo in the world as per the area.

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1. The Wilds

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The Wilds is a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center. It is located in southeastern Muskingum County, Ohio, just west of the village of Cumberland. This place is spread on 9,154 acres (3,704 hectares) of reclaimed coal mine land and it also includes 2,000 acres (810 ha) of pastures and a 27-acre (11 ha) Carnivore Conservation Center. The Wilds is the largest zoo in the world by area.

Wilds has rare and endangered species from the globe living in natural, open-range habitats. It has an Audubon Important Bird Area, butterfly habitat, hiking trails, more than 15 miles (24 km) of mountain bike and hiking trails, and approximately 150 lakes. You can also do activities like ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and more here.

Area‎: 9,154 acres (3,704ha) (37.04 km²)
Location‎: ‎Cumberland, Ohio, United States

Number of animals: More than 300
Species: less than 25
Date opened‎: ‎1994

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2. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park

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Sri Venkateswara zoological park is the second largest zoo in the world by area and biggest zoo in Asia. It covers an area of 5,532 acres (22.39 square kilometers). This zoo is founded on 29 September 1987. This world’s largest zoo is named after the Lord of Seven Hills in Tirupati “Sri Venkateswara”.

The major exhibits in this zoo are elephants, peafowl, Sambar deer, parakeet, regular leopard, lions, wild boar, white tiger and crocodile, black bear, and more. This zoo has a Guinness Book of World Records of the world’s biggest leopard on the name of the Balaji leopard. He weighed 139–143kg (306–315lb). He died at the age of 27 on June 11, 2013, due to illness and old age.

Area‎: ‎5,532 acres (2,239 ha)
Location‎: ‎Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Timing: Summer (March to August): 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM | Winter (September to February): 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Major exhibits: Elephant, peafowl, Sambar deer, parakeet, regular leopard, lions, wild boar, white tiger and crocodile, black bear
Date opened‎: ‎1987

3. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

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The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. It is located just outside the town of Front Royal, Virginia, and has a 3,200-acre (13 km2) campus. It has Smithsonian National Zoological Park as its part. We consider the total land area of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in the largest zoo in the world by area.

Total Land Area:3,200 acres (13 km2)

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

TheSmithsonian National Zoological Park is one of the oldestzoosin the United States with 400 species in it. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge admission. The major exhibits here are Amazonia, Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat, Great Ape House, Think Tank.

Area: 163 acres
Address: Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Date opened‎: ‎May 6, 1889
No. of Animals: 2,000
No. of species‎: ‎400

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4. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is formerly known as the Living Desert Museum. It is a desert botanical garden and a zoo which is located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. The Living Desert Zoo includes the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California.

Area: 1,800 acres (730 ha)
Location: Palm Desert, California, United States
Timing: Open 8:00am to 5:00pm

No. of animals: 430
No. of species: 150

5. San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Till 2010, The San Diego Zoo Safari Park was named as San Diego Wild Animal Park. After that, its name has changed. It is situated in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California, near Escondido with a total area of 1,800 acres (730 ha).

It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego Country. The park has a large number of wild and endangered animals that include species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia.

San Diego Zoo is part of this Safari Park. We included the total area of San Diego Zoo and Safari park in this list of the largest zoos in the world.

Total Land Area: 1,800 acres (7.3 km2)

San Diego Zoo, California

Located in California, San Diego is one of the best and also one of the largest zoos in theworld. Covering a total land area of about 100 acres, it is one of the rare zoos toaccommodate and breed giant pandas. However, it also encompasses several speciesand subspecies of animals. Apart from preserving and conserving the wild animals, italso ensures an open-air exhibit for each animal with an aim to eventually release theanimals into the wild in the future.

Moreover, The San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo and the San DiegoZoo Safari Park is working to save species worldwide by uniting expertise in animal andplant care and conservation science with a dedicated inspiring passion for nature.

Area:100 acres
Location:2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Date Opened: 1916
No. of Animals: 3,700+
No of Species: 650+

6. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

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Arignar Anna Zoological Park is one of the modern and scientifically managed located inVandalur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the Second largest zoological park in India and houses 2,553species of flora and fauna across 1,265 acres of area. It is the second-largest zoo in the world by acreage. It was established with anobjective to be a repository of the state’s fauna. Also, It is credited with being the second wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu after Mudumalai National Park.

Moreover, it isone of the most popular picnic spots in Vandalur and is an amazing place to discoverthe flora and fauna of the region. In addition to having an extensive collection ofendemic and exotic animals, here visitors can also experience the wild firsthand with atrip to safari parks where lions and deer can be easily spotted.

Area:1,265 acres
Location:GST Road, Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600048
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PMfrom Wednesday to Monday. Tuesday Closed

No. of animals: 2,302 (2017)
No. of species: 169 (2017)
Date Opened: 1855
Annual visitors‎: ‎1.77 million (2016-2017)

7. North Carolina Zoo

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The North Carolina Zoo is located in North Carolina, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. It is located on a total area of 2,600 acres (1,100 ha) in which 500 acres (200 ha) is a developed area. It is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo in the world and one of two state-supported zoos.

Land area: 2,600 acres (1,100 ha)
Address: Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Timing: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No. of animals: 1,800
No. of species: 250

8. Nandankanan Zoological Park

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Nandankanan Zoological Park is a zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India with a total area of 437-hectare (1,080-acre). It was established in 1960 and opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It includes Chandaka forest, and the 134-acre (54 ha) Kanjia lake.

Land area: 437 ha (1,080 acres)
Address: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Timing: April to September(07.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.) | October to March(08.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.) | Zoological Park remains closed every Monday

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No. of animals 3517 (2019-03-31)
No. of species 157 (2019)

9. Zoo Miami

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The Zoo Miami, also known as Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens is the largest zoo in the United States as well as the largest zoo in North America. Zoo Miami has approximately 750 acres (304ha) of ara but only 324 acres (131ha) of which has developed. This zoo houses over 3,000 animals.

The zoo was opened in 1948 as Crandon Park Zoo then relocated on July4, 1980, as Miami MetroZoo.

Area: 750 acres (304ha) (324 acres (131ha) developed
Location:Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

No. of animals: 3000
No. of species: 500
Date Opened: 1948 asCrandon Park Zoo | July4, 1980, as Miami MetroZoo

10. Toronto Zoo

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Founded by Hugh A. Crothers, the Toronto Zoo is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.With a total land area of about 710 acres, Toronto zoo is the largest zoo in Canada.Encompassing more than 5000 different animal species, it is a popular attractionamongst tourists belonging to different regions all over the world. Also, it is Canada’s premier zoo known for its interactive education and conservation activities.

Area:710 acres
Location:2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada
Timings: 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM (Mon-Fri); 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM (Sat, Sun)

Date opened‎: ‎August 15, 1974
No. of animals: 5,000+
No. of species‎: ‎460+
Annual visitors‎: ‎1,462,910 (2013)

11. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

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Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located at Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on the fourth side. It covers an area of 625 acres (253 ha). This zoo is the third-largest zoo in India and is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.

Land area 625 acres (253 ha)
Address:near Dairy Farm, Yendada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530040
Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMevery day. | Closed onMonday.

No. of animals 850
No. of species 75

12. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Designated as the topmost zoological garden in the United States, Columbus zoo has adiverse attraction that offers a memorable experience to its visitors. Covering an area ofabout 580 acres of land, it houses about 7,000 animal species. Apart from this, thisdestination is also applauded for its commendable efforts in the conservation and
protection of wildlife. So far, it has raised approximately 3 million for 70 projects.

Area:580 acres
Location:4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065, USA
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Date opened‎: ‎1927
No. of species‎: ‎over 800
No. of Animals: more than 7,000
Annual Visitors: 360,000

13. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

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The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden spreads in 432 acres (175 hectares) in the North East region. The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo has about 895 animals, birds, and reptiles and almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.

Land area: 432.435 acres (175.000 ha)
Address: Zoo Road, Guwahati, India
Timing: 8 Am to 4:30 PM

Number of Animals– 1170
Species: 84

14. The Bronx Zoo

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The Bronx Zoo is one of the oldest metropolitan zoos in the world. Located in themajestic city of New York, it has a total land area of about 265 acres housing around4000 animals belonging to different species. Also, it is one of the best attractions to visitin New York and attracts nearly 2 million visitors every year. In fact, it is a must-visitattraction for every animal-lover in the splendorous New York City. Moreover, TheBronx Zoo is world-renowned for its large and diverse animal collection, and its award-winning exhibitions. The zoo is part of an integrated system of four zoos and oneaquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and it is accredited bythe Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Area:265 acre
Location:2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460, USA
Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Mon-Fri); 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM (Sat, Sun)

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Date opened: November 8, 1899
No. of animals‎: ‎4,000 (2010)
No. of species‎: ‎650 (2010)

15. Beijing Zoo

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Beijing Zoo is a zoological park located in the capital of the People’s Republic of China.Founded in 1906, Beijing Zoo is home to around 450 different species and has apopulation of some 5,000 animals. Also, it is known to have the largest collection ofanimals in China. Visitors can spot various species of animals such as the Chinese Great Salamander, Giant pandas, South China Tigers, and many more. Also, it is one of themost visited tourist attractions in China with over six million people visiting every year.

Area:220 acres
Location:137 Xizhimen Outer St, DongWuYuan, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100037
Timings: 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM (Apr-Oct); 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM (Nov-Mar)

Opened: 1908
No. of animals‎: ‎14,500
No. of species‎: ‎950

16. National Zoological Gardens of Africa

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The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is also known as The Pretoria Zoo andone of the eight largest zoos in the world and the only zoo in Africa with National status.Located in a natural habitat, of South Africa, this Zoological garden is the national zoo ofSouth Africa.

Encompassing a total land area of about 210 acres, It is a unique destinationthat comprises mainly of flatlands on one side and the other side slightly being a hillyone, separated by the Apies river flowing through the zoo. Also, it houses a wide rangeof animals living in their natural habitats such as Koalas, Komodo dragons, and Kangaroosalong with African animals like leopards, gorillas, elephants, and many others.

It issurrounded by flat plains and a mountainous northern side, with the Apies River, whichis also a famous picnic spot for families, and a cable car that connects to the top of thehills to the entrance at the bottom and provides majestic views of the entire zoo and allits enclosures.

Area:210-acre (86 hectare)
Location:232 Boom St, Daspoort 319-Jr, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Timings: 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM

Date opened: 21 October 1899
No. of Animals: About 9,000
No. of Species: About700

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17. Henry Doorly Zoo

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Ranked as one of the top paid attendance attractions in the world, the Henry DoorlyZoo and Aquarium is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Encompassing nearly 17,000 animalsbelonging to 962 different species, this Omaha’s zoo is spread across an area of over130 acres. Also, it is one of the top-rated tourist attractions in the state that features thelargest cat complex in North America, the world’s largest indoor swamp, the world’slargest indoor desert, as well as the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world.

Area:130 acres
Location:3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107, USA
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Date opened: 1894 as Riverview Park Zoo
No. of Species: 962
Annual visitors: ~2,000,000

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18. St. Louis Zoo

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With an area of mere 90 acres of land, the St. Louis Zoo is one of the best touristdestinations that hosts nearly 3 million people every year. It houses nearly 18,700animals belonging to over 603 different species. Also, it has been voted as the Best Zooand America’s Top Free Attraction. Here, visitors can explore nearly 16,000+ animals ofwhich many are rare and endangered. Furthermore, the Zoo is famed for its innovativeapproaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research, and education. All these make this zoo one of the bestzoos in the world.

Area:90 acres

Location:Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM -All Days in Week

19. Berlin Zoological Garden

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With a total land area of about 86.5 acres of land, the Berlin Zoological Garden houses agrand number of animals, that is, around 19,500. This is the largest zoo in the world as per the number of animals. Being the oldest zoo in Germany, it hasa commendable system for the conservation and preservation of wildlife. Also, designatedas one of the most visited zoos in Europe, it is the most popular zoo worldwide famedfor the grand stature it holds. Moreover, the zoo collaborates with many universities,research institutes, and other zoos around the world. It maintains and promotesEuropean breeding programs, helps safeguard several endangered species, andparticipates in several species reintroduction programs

Area:86.5 acres

Location:Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany

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Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM

20. Moscow Zoo

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Designated as one of the oldest zoos in Europe and also the largest zoo in Russia,Moscow Zoo is an outstanding example of a development with time. After undergoing arenovation in the 1990s, the zoo has now an extended land area with a separate aquarium anda sea lion exhibit. It is also home to about 6000 different animal species with numerousother attractions for kids and a footbridge connecting the opposite parts of the zoo.Moreover, the zoo studies animals’ behavior, feeding, and reproduction, and breeds rareendangered species.

Area: 53-acre
Location:Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street, 1, Moskva, Russia, 123242
Timings: 07:30 AM to 09:00 PM

21. London Zoo

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Being the oldest scientific zoo in the world, London Zoo was established in the year 1828exclusively for scientific research. But, it was opened to the general public in the year1847.It encompasses an area of about 36 acres and is also sometimes called Regent’s Zoo.

One of the most interesting about this place is that it houses a collection of 698 speciesof animals, with 20,166 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the UnitedKingdom. In fact, the Beijing Zoo is a well-known destination for many rare animalsincluding the giant pandas, The red panda, the golden snub-nosed monkey, the South Chinatiger, the white-lipped deer, Pere David’s deer, crested ibis, Chinese alligator, and Chinesegiant salamander and many more.

Area:36 acres
Location:London NW1 4RY, UK
Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

No. of animals‎: ‎19,289 (2018)
No. of species‎: ‎673 (2018)
Annual visitors‎: ‎1,133,952 (2018)

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Experts’ Answers to FAQs

Q. Which is the largest zoo in the world?

A. The largest zoo can be categorized into two types; by area and by a number of animals. The Wild is the largest zoo in the world by area with area of 9,154 acres (3,704ha) and Sri Venkateswara zoological park is the second largest zoo by area in the world with an area of 5,532 acres (22.39 square kilometers).
The BerlinZoologicalGarden is thelargestin theworldby the number of species. Thezoohas 1,500 species and 19,500 animals in total.

Q. What’s the largest zoo in the United States?

A. The BronxZoois thelargest zoo in the USby area, measuring 265 acres. It is located at 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460.

Q. Is NC Zoo the world’s largest?

A. The North Carolina Zoo or NC zoo is not the world’s largest zoo but the world’s largest natural habitat zoo and one of two state-supported zoos. It spreads over 500 acres andis located in the heart of North Carolina, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. It is home to more than 1,800 animals such as Ham (Pan), Stanley Rhino, Apollo, and Bomassa.

Q. Which is the largest zoo in Asia?

A. The Wilds is the largest zoo in Asia as well as in the world by area. It covers an area of 9,154 acres (3,704ha)

FAQs

What is the biggest zoo in the world 2022? ›

Zoologischer Garten, Berlin, Germany

But Berlin Zoo isn't just a heritage site, it's also the world's biggest zoo when measured by number of animals. There are a whopping 20,200 animals across 1,380 different species here at this city zoo, which also makes it a key player in many different breeding programs.

Where is the largest zoo in the world? ›

The NC Zoo is nestled on 2,600 wooded acres centrally located in the heart of North Carolina, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. With 500 developed acres, it is the world's largest natural habitat zoo.

How many zoos are there in the world 2022? ›

ZOOS AND AQUARIA: GLOBAL

With over 10,000 zoos estimated worldwide, holding millions of wild animals in captivity, the scale of the zoo industry is huge. Capitals and major cities across the world often have zoos, as well as a great many other captive wild animal facilities that have developed over the years.

What is one of the biggest zoos in the world? ›

The Wild is the largest zoo in the world by area with area of 9,154 acres (3,704 ha) and Sri Venkateswara zoological park is the second largest zoo by area in the world with an area of 5,532 acres (22.39 square kilometers). The Berlin Zoological Garden is the largest in the world by the number of species.

What is the 2 biggest zoo in the world? ›

A non-profit zoo located just north of Columbus, Ohio the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is the second largest zoological park in the world. Built-in 1905, with a total surface area of 2340000 square meters the zoo is home to over 900 animals representing over 793 species divided into geographic regions of the world.

Which is the longest zoo? ›

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is something which I always recommend to people visiting Chennai.It is India's largest zoo covering about 1300 acres with rare species of flora and fauna which includes mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes, insects etc.

Where was world's first zoo? ›

The first modern zoo, built in 1793, opened in Paris, France. The menageries of French aristrocrats, including the king and queen, were taken by leaders of the French Revolution and relocated to the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes.

What is world's smallest zoo? ›

The Charles Paddock Zoo

What was the first zoo in the world called? ›

Vienna's Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world. It began as a royal menagerie in 1752, symbolic of imperial Austrian extravagance, and of Emperor Franz I's keen interest in the natural world.

What country has no zoos? ›

Sloth. Costa Rica announced in 2013 that it will become the first country in the world to close down its zoos and free all captive animals. The small tropical nation is home to 4 percent of all known species, making it one of the most biodiverse places on earth.

What was the first animal in the zoo? ›

The oldest known zoological collection was revealed during excavations at Hierakonpolis, Egypt in 2009, of a ca. 3500 BCE menagerie. The exotic animals included hippopotami, hartebeest, elephants, baboons and wildcats.

What city has the best zoo? ›

1. San Diego Zoo | San Diego, CA. Renowned across the country, San Diego's zoo, founded in 1916, is home to over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.

Who made the 1st zoo? ›

The first real zoo was established by Queen Hatshepsut in 1500 B.C. in Egypt by collecting animals from all over Africa. Later, Emperor Wen Wang of China built a zoo to show his wealth and power. Spread over 1,500 acres, it had animals from all over his empire and was named the Garden of Intelligence.

Which country is famous for zoo? ›

South Africa is known for its rich wildlife and this is a world famous zoo located here. Located in a natural habitat, with a land area of about 210 acres in Pretoria, South Africa, this place is the national zoo of South Africa. Its uniqueness lie in the planning involved in the structure of the zoo.

Which zoo has most animals? ›

Currently the world's largest zoo in terms of number of species in residence is Moscow Zoo (Moskovsky Zoo-park) in Russia.

Which is the oldest zoo in India? ›

The Zoological Garden, Alipore (also informally called the Alipore Zoo or Kolkata Zoo) is India's oldest formally stated zoological park (as opposed to royal and British menageries) and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open as a zoo since 1876, and covers 18.811 ha (46.48 acres).

Which was the first zoo in India? ›

The history of Chennai Zoo (formerly known as Madras Zoo) dates back to the year 1855. This was the first Zoo to be formed in India.

What is a zoo Class 8? ›

A zoo can be defined as a place where animals live in captivity and are put on display for people to view. Here, animals and birds are kept in captivity in artificially created habitats.

What is another name for zoo? ›

synonyms for zoo
  • menagerie.
  • wildlife park.
  • zoological garden.

Which country has the most zoo? ›

Europe is home to nearly half of all zoos in the world. And Germany is among the countries with the highest amount of zoological gardens.

What city has the largest zoo? ›

Area. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is located in Liberty Township, Ohio, which is north of Columbus. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is known as the largest zoo in the United States for good reason: it covers a massive area of 582 acres.

What are the two types of zoo? ›

The most common types of zoos are wildlife parks, safari parks, aquariums, and petting zoos.

What is a mini zoo called? ›

A petting zoo (also called a children's zoo, children's farm, or petting farm) features a combination of domesticated animals and some wild species that are docile enough to touch and feed. In addition to independent petting zoos, many general zoos contain a petting zoo.

What is zoo short for? ›

The word zoo was first used in the late 19th century as a popular abbreviation for the zoological gardens in London. jaguars. Key People: Marlin Perkins Related Topics: animal open-range zoo children's zoo menagerie safari park.

Are animals happy in zoos? ›

MYTH 4: Animals in Zoos are happy. Animals in captivity across the globe have been documented displaying signs of anxiety and depression. In fact, psychological distress in zoo animals is so common that it has its own name: Zoochosis.

Why zoos are good for animals? ›

Having animals in protection provides a reservoir against a population crash in the wild. Zoos have helped remove animals from the endangered species list and have saved many from extinction. Without the efforts of zoos, there would be fewer animal species alive today!

What's the oldest zoo in the world? ›

Tiergarten Schönbrunn – Schönbrunn Zoo – was established by the Habsburgs in the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna's 13th district of Hietzing in 1752 and is today the world's oldest zoo that is still in operation. Zoologist Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck has been the zoo's director since 2020.

Which animal is not kept in zoo? ›

The Javan rhino is the rarest large mammal on the planet, and none are in captivity, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

What are better than zoos? ›

Sanctuaries. Sanctuaries like The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado are a place for wildlife that cannot survive in the wild on their own. Often times they have been rescued from awful captive situations.

What was the 1st animal? ›

The First Animals

Sponges were among the earliest animals. While chemical compounds from sponges are preserved in rocks as old as 700 million years, molecular evidence points to sponges developing even earlier.

Why zoo is called Chidiya Ghar? ›

The series was produced by Ashwni Dhir under the banner of Garima Productions. The show gets its name “Chidiya Ghar” because Chidiya Ghar means “zoo” in Hindi as all the characters in this show have animal names of the hindi language.

What are the top 5 zoos in USA? ›

14 of the Best Zoos in the U.S.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park — Bay Lake, Florida.
  • San Diego Zoo — San Diego, California.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo — Chicago, Illinois.
  • Saint Louis Zoo — St. ...
  • Houston Zoo — Houston, Texas.
  • Brookfield Zoo — Brookfield, Illinois.
  • Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium — Omaha, Nebraska.
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Which state has the biggest zoo? ›

The largest zoo in the United States is Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, measuring 406.30 acres for the zoo alone and 580 acres in total. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has more than 7,000 animals and over 800 species of animals living within its borders.

Which zoo has the most visitors? ›

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Easily the best zoo in California, if not the world, is the famous San Diego Zoo. Founded in 1916 over in Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo has become a headline attraction for the city and is actually the most visited zoo in the United States.

What is the first zoo in Asia? ›

Asia's first zoo - The Manila Zoo, definitely still worth visiting! - Review of Manila Zoo, Manila, Philippines - Tripadvisor.

Why do we need zoos? ›

Zoos are necessary because they unite and educate the community, providing an understanding of the interdependence of animals and their habitats, and conduct conservation programs of animals in the wild, including breeding programs to reintroduce extinct and endangered species back into their natural environment.

What is zoo for kids? ›

A zoo is a place where animals are kept and shown to visitors. Zoos give people the chance to see animals that they might not see anywhere else.

What is the most liked animal in 2022? ›

It's hard to unseat a champion. With over 76 million dogs in homes in 2021 and about 38% of households owning one according to AVMA statistics, canines continue to be the pet of choice for Americans. We predict that the dog will continue to top the charts for most popular pets in 2022.

What state has the best zoos? ›

The 10 Best Zoos in the US
  1. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (Omaha, Nebraska) ...
  2. San Diego Zoo (San Diego, California) ...
  3. Brookfield Zoo (Chicago, Illinois) ...
  4. Bronx Zoo (Bronx, New York) ...
  5. Philadelphia Zoo (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) ...
  6. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Powell, Ohio)
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How many zoos are in the USA? ›

There are 368 Zoos & Aquariums businesses in the US as of 2022, an increase of 3.6% from 2021.

Where is biggest zoo of India? ›

Kolkata zoo, known as "Alipore zoo" is near to the National Library. The zoo is major attraction in Kolkata. Kolkata zoo is India's biggest & best zoo.

Who is the famous zoo in India? ›

Zoos in India
NameCity
1Alipore Zoological GardensKolkata
2Amirthi Zoological ParkVellore
3Arignar Anna Zoological Park Vandalur ZooChennai
4Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical GardenGuwahati
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Who is the best zoo in India? ›

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in West Bengal's Darjeeling has been adjudged the best zoo in the country, while Kolkata's Alipore Zoological Garden has secured the fourth position.

How many zoos are in the US 2022? ›

There are 368 Zoos & Aquariums businesses in the US as of 2022, an increase of 3.6% from 2021.

Is Secrets of the zoo coming back in 2022? ›

“Secrets Of The Zoo: Columbus” will be returning for a fifth season in Winter 2022 and will offer unprecedented access to one of the nation's largest and most popular zoos: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!

How many zoo are there in India 2022? ›

India currently has 147 recognized zoos, which are categorized as large (17), medium (23), small (33), mini-zoos (60) and rescue centres (14).

Which zoo has the most animals? ›

Berlin Zoological Garden[SEE MAP]

It covers 84 acres (34 ha) and is located in Berlin's Tiergarten. With more than 1,500 different species and around 17,000 animals the zoo presents the largest collection of species in the world.

What is the 1 zoo in the US? ›

1. San Diego Zoo | San Diego, CA. Renowned across the country, San Diego's zoo, founded in 1916, is home to over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Among them are red pandas; African elephants; and bonobo apes.

What is the oldest zoo in the US? ›

Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is renowned for innovation in animal care and unwavering commitment to wildlife. A zoo of firsts, Philadelphia Zoo has been a leader since opening its historic gates on July 1, 1874.

What state has the biggest zoo? ›

The largest zoo in the United States is Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, measuring 406.30 acres for the zoo alone and 580 acres in total. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has more than 7,000 animals and over 800 species of animals living within its borders.

Did Zoo get an ending? ›

Zoo premiered on June 30, 2015, on CBS. CBS renewed the series for a third season in August 2016, which aired between June 29 and September 21, 2017. On October 23, 2017, CBS announced the series had been cancelled after three seasons.
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Zoo (TV series)
Zoo
Original releaseJune 30, 2015 – September 21, 2017
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Will they ever finish Zoo? ›

After three seasons, CBS summer drama series Zoo is coming to an end. Zoo's run matches that of CBS' first summer drama series under the current business model, Under the Dome, with both going for three seasons.

Which zoo is best in India? ›

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in West Bengal's Darjeeling has been adjudged the best zoo in the country, while Kolkata's Alipore Zoological Garden has secured the fourth position.

Which is the first zoo of India? ›

The history of Chennai Zoo (formerly known as Madras Zoo) dates back to the year 1855. This was the first Zoo to be formed in India.

Where is the smallest zoo in India? ›

Maharajbagh Zoo

This is the smallest zoo in India. It was built when rulers built the Bhonsle dynasty. You can find scenic nature and wildlife at this zoo.

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