Zoo Top 10 List
Zoo Top 10 List

Top 10 Most Amazing Zoos in the World

By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer
Published November 4, 2018
  • San Diego Zoo, California, USA.[2][8]
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    The San Diego Zoo started from exotic animal exhibitions that were abandoned after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

  • Singapore Zoo, Mandai, Singapore.[1]
  • Mandai Zoo
    The Singapore Zoo houses the largest captive colony of orangutans in the world.

  • Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Cheshire, England.[7]
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    George Mottershead wanted to build a zoo without the traditional Victorian iron bars to cage the animals.

  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.[3]
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    The Vienna Zoo was initially reserved for the members of the royal family, but it later opened its doors to the public.

  • Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia.[6]
  • Taronga Zoo
    Taronga Zoo, Sydney, is home to over 4,000 animals of 350 species. (stanciuc / Getty Images)

  • National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.[8]
  • Top 10 Zoos in the World
    National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (Pretoria Zoo) is one of the eight largest zoos in the world.

  • Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York.[5]
  • Oto Benga
    After Benga was released from the Bronx Zoo, he tried unsuccessfully to return to Africa. He later fell into a depression and committed suicide in 1916.

  • Zoologischer Garten, Berlin, Germany.[8]
  • Berlin Zoo
    The Berlin Zoo flak tower was one of the last remaining areas of German resistance against the Red Army.

  • Smithsonian Zoological Park, Washington D.C., USA.[4][8]
  • Smithsonian Zoological Park
    Smokey the Bear was a four-month-old orphaned black bear cub that was rescued from a forest fire. He was also a popular attraction at the Smithsonian Zoological Park. (trekandshoot / Getty Images)

  • Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China.[2]
  • Beijing Zoo
    The Beijing Zoo is a center of zoological research that studies and breeds rare animals, such as this cute giant panda.


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