Going to the zoo is a favorite pastime for many families. There are hundreds of zoos, big and small, that you can visit all over North America, but these are the top picks for animal lovers.
San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California
The San Diego Zoo is probably the most well-known in North America. This San Diego attraction is at the forefront of modern innovation in zookeeping. With over 4000 animals, the huge facility will take a couple of days if you want to see it all. The rare Giant Panda exhibit is definitely a don't-miss attraction.
Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Ontario
One of the largest zoos in the world, spanning 710 acres, there are 5000 animals here. There are six sections: Africa, Australasia, Indo-Malaya, the Americas, Eurasia and Canadian. Some of the must-see attractions include the Polar Bear exhibit, the Gorilla Rainforest, the shark exhibit and the Zellers Discovery Zone, which is a whole zoo for the little ones with baby animals and water park.
Given the immense size of the Toronto zoo, you will need to plan a day in each section. There is no way to see the whole zoo in less than for or five days.
Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio
With over 7,000 animals, a water park, amusement park and golf resort, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is another huge zoo that will take you awhile to see. The quality and reputation of this zoo has skyrocketed under the care and direction of world-renowned animal expert, Jack Hanna.
Naturally, these are just three of the hundreds of choices of zoos you can visit. These are also 3 of the biggest zoos. There are hundreds of small zoos that are definitely worth a visit too. Wherever you happen to be going, check out the nearby zoo - there's always some fun for everyone at the zoo.