There's a wallaby park in New Zealand called Ankle Dew Very Korea. Speaking of New Zealand, from a conversation I had with @Chlidonias, the National Kiwi Center is very cleverly named in that it's more of an aquarium that has very little to do with kiwis but gets a lot of tourists in due to the name.
It is in an area of NZ where there is a huge population of introduced Red-necked (Bennett's) Wallabies, and the lady looks after orphaned joeys, from mothers who have been shot or hit by cars. A bizarrely-named little zoo in California is CuriOdyssey, and some facilities have names that are a bit confusing as it means that many people don't even realize that they are proper zoos.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure and California Living Museum are three such establishments that are all genuine zoos, but their names confuse anyone who is not a zoo enthusiast. One name that I do like is Riverbanks Zoo, which attracts more than a million visitors each year.
It is located in Columbia, South Carolina, but due to the zoo's location on the banks of the Saudi River it is known as Riverbanks Zoo. I wonder if, moving forward, we'll see more zoos naming themselves 'sanctuary', 'wildlife park', etc.
One thing I dislike is names that are too long (Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, etc). I don't mind zoo in the title, but let me think of some that are a bit more creative... Northwest Trek The Wilds Sea World Cat Haven Wildlife Way station Shamble Bearizona.
Tonga is an aboriginal word meaning ‘beautiful view’. This is a great name for the zoo considering it is located on the hills directly opposite across the harbor, from Downtown Sydney; and provides heaps of wonderful views of the city like my profile photo, which shows a giraffe with the Sydney skyline in the background.
I think Yokohama's 'Eurasia' is a pretty cool name...although it doesn't just exhibit Asian species I wonder if, moving forward, we'll see more zoos naming themselves 'sanctuary', 'wildlife park', etc.
Interestingly, I just looked at Phoenix Zoo's Facebook page and under the descriptive word that says what it is, they have changed it from zoo to “wildlife sanctuary.” One thing I dislike is names that are too long (Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, etc).
It's even better translated into English: “Brave Mother Lady JIRA Chorale Garden & Zoo.” Lincoln Park always inspired a ton of Linkin Park memes and jokes, so I have to give them this honor.
I always found the Dr. Juan A. Rivera Zoo to have a weird name. Unfortunately, with all that's happened in Puerto Rico, I don't think this zoo will ever open again...
It's even better translated into English: “Brave Mother Lady JIRA Chorale Garden & Zoo.” Personally, every time I hear the name of that place it makes my eye twitch.
Children like to visit the zoo when taken for a weekend outing. To watch them wandering around and playing with their fellow mates, create wonders for kids and adults as well.
It is really a sad thing to see them in cages when they should actually wander freely in the forest. Besides the animals that are seen every day, people get to see a variety of extinct and exotic species in the zoos, which is why this place is really exciting to visit for people of all ages.
In this article, we shall be seeing some of the most popular zoo animals list with images. The popular zoo animals for kids are giraffes.
Recent numbers show that 13000 giraffes are living in the forests and about 20 are kept in zoos. In Mysore zoo, you can see the famous housing giraffes.
These are the biggest species of Old World monkeys found in the Indian subcontinent. Recently in Delhi zoo, a visitor was attacked by a tiger, when he accidentally jumped inside.
Bengal's tigers live in India and you can see some of them in Indian zoos as well. Tiger is the national animal of India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and South Korea.
The elephant population in India is drastically falling down because of poaching and brutal training methods. From the Northern part of the Indian subcontinent, Indian rhinos have been brought to many parts of India and have been kept in zoos to avoid extinction.
If you are looking for zoo animals for children, then deer is one of the perfect choices to make. In India, there are only 5 good zoos, where you can see red panda.
The Indian peacock that you see in zoos are also known as blue peafowl, native to South Asia and brought to many other parts of the country. It is considered to be endangered because of its small size and area of occupancy.
There are many zoos that interbred African and Asian lions together to increase the population. For those who love to see cute zoo animals, here comes the zebra.
But it is hard to train a zebra as they can be aggressive and even vicious when getting older. They have a large variety of animals, mammals, birds and amphibians of which some are rare and endangered.
Ranging from common Indian macaques to the exotic Madras baboons, these are very entertaining zoo animals. Snakes are frightening zoo animals for many people.
It comes under category of big zoo animals that can harm humans when provoked. Reptiles like crocodile, alligators are all being hunted in large numbers these days.
To see the best collection of crocodiles, you can visit the Sunder ban National Park, West Bengal, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Fishes are one of the loveliest yet adorable creatures to see in the zoo.
It was in 2017 that kangaroos finally arrived at the Kolkata zoo after a gap of two years, especially the exotic ones. The above mentioned details are zoo animal facts for kids and adults.
Each of these animals is facing extinction in the near days because of massive poaching and killing. So, whether you want to pet wallabies, feed giraffes from a safari vehicle or help rehabilitate polar bears, you'll find plenty of ways to interact with animals at these 30 must-visit zoos.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has evolved from philanthropist Spencer Penrose's private exotic animal collection into a noted educational facility. While exploring the exhibits that house the zoo's 170 species, be sure to pet the wallabies, greet the orangutans and feed lettuce to the friendly giraffes.
Weekends are especially crowded, so the best way to see this can't-miss attraction is to splurge on a premium zoo experience, such as an early morning breakfast with pandas followed by a property tour. Save money by going on a Wednesday (when the entrance fee is any amount you wish to donate), bringing food and buying a Metro-North Railroad Getaway Package.
Families can take advantage of free facilities like a lagoon and an aquarium or pay for special experiences like train rides, zip lining and giraffe feedings. For a unique zoo adventure, join a guided kayak tour to see Expedition Africa's rhinos and lemurs from the water.
The year-round facility features exhibits with red pandas, primates, hippos, penguins and more, plus a 4D movie theater, a carousel and a railroad, among other amenities. The zoo's naturalistic habitats range from an African savanna to rainforests for South American creatures to a sand-floored barn where zookeepers bury food and toys for elephants.
Or, participate in an evening Family Safari Night Hike, which is available on select days and costs $20 per person for visitors ages 5 and older. And when you need to rest your feet, climb aboard the zoo's steam-powered train, carousel or Safari, which offers a bird's-eye view of the 160-acre park.
For 60 years, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has grown from a brewery and bird park to a major fixture encompassing thrill rides, live shows, animal exhibits and expert veterinary care. At this Tampa attraction, travelers have access to an array of animal encounters, including the 30-minute Serengeti Safari, which allows visitors 5 and older to hand-feed giraffes from open-air vehicles.
Fans of “The Wildlife Docs” series on The CW won't want to miss the 45-minute Animal Care Center walking tour. This $29 per person experience includes watching park animals receive wellness exams and interacting with the zoo's veterinarians.
The Wilds were founded in 1984 when the Central Ohio Coal Company gifted nearly 10,000 acres of surface-mined land to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Zookeeper and TV host Jack Hanna helped develop the plot of land roughly 75 miles southeast of downtown Columbus into a large educational preserve that complements the main zoo.
Adults can prolong their stays by reserving private yurts at the Nomad Ridge camp, where binoculars are available to watch passing animals like rhinos and red-tailed hawks. In the Louisiana Swamp exhibit, visitors will learn how Cajuns used Native American conservation techniques to create a unique culture and cuisine in a swampy environment.
The petting zoo gives little ones the chance to interact with zebus (miniature cows) and giant Algebra tortoises in an African farm setting, while the five-story treehouse at Monkey Hill (New Orleans tallest point) is a great place to burn off some energy. Mount Rushmore visitors put Bear Country USA (a drive-thru wildlife park) on the tourist map.
While exploring this Rapid City attraction from late April through November, you may encounter black bears crossing the road and mountain lions, buffaloes, elk and reindeer roaming in fields. Before leaving, stretch your legs in the Wildlife Walk area, which features a gift shop and is lined with educational exhibits about foxes, skunks and other small mammals.
Native California desert plants line well-marked hiking trails that overlook Eisenhower Peak and the Coachella Valley, while African baobabs, triangle palms and elephant trees grow in the Madagascar Garden. The zoo also offers educational camel rides, reptile encounters and an endangered species-themed carousel, though some amenities and activities are only available during select months.
Big Cat Crossing, one of five Zoo360 trails, features an overhead mesh bridge for lions, pumas, jaguars and more. Standard admission costs $28 to $37 per person and includes entry to the walk-through Safari World amusement park, with animal presentations, bird and giraffe feedings, a petting zoo, a water playground and more.
And if you don't feel like trekking 21 miles east to a hotel in central West Palm Beach, you can pitch a tent at the on-site GOA campground. Designated areas include an Alaska-inspired region with everything from brown bears to porcupines, a water-filled habitat for Peruvian penguins and a tropical rainforest where jaguars live alongside frogs and birds.
At the city's Safari West nature preserve, which sits less than 28 miles northwest of Sonoma, visitors can get an up-close look at nearly 1,000 animals from 90-plus species. The nearly 100-acre Tucson facility uses invisible fencing in animal habitats, including those for endangered species like Mexican gray wolves and thick-billed parrots.
At this wildlife park in downtown Indianapolis, visitors can interact with approximately 1,400 animals while exploring the gardenlike setting and attending a number of special events. Can't-miss exhibits include Oceans (an aquatic area with an underwater dolphin-viewing dome) and the Simon Skoda International Orangutan Center.
Travelers can watch native Alaskan creatures like rare snow leopards, moose and other Arctic species roam the wooded, hilly landscape of Anchorage. On a chilly Midwestern day, visitors can stay warm while observing otters, monkeys and more in the zoo's Tropical World area.
As part of the nonprofit Chicago Zoological Society, the zoo uses a portion of entrance fees to support various global conservation projects, including youth leadership training in Botswana and dolphin tagging in Brazil. The zoo's busy social calendar includes various conservation fundraisers, such as Pints for Pangolins, Wine for Rhinos and Beers for Bears.
Another must-visit exhibit is The Edge, where you can see Amur tigers walking across overhead bridges and from a viewing area with a perforated wall. Visitors can use an animal map to navigate the park's dirt roads on foot or ride the complimentary shuttle, which stops in four areas.
Watch zookeepers prepare special diets, get an up-close look at various critters (during select months) or explore the Enrichment Playground, which is filled with toys similar to those used by the property's animals. You'll find the action-packed Hermann Memorial Park, where the zoo resides, easy to reach by Eurorail's Red Line from downtown Houston.