Americans have a long tradition of going to the zoo with their families, a tradition that we are pleased to say is alive and well to this day. Other than safaris, zoos provide people with the second best way to see wild animals closely without any relative danger to themselves or the animals. We say this because some safaris do end up with guides hurting the animals that threaten tourists in one way or another, not to mention how dangerous is for the people as well.
At the zoo, we have the privilege of seeing some truly majestic creatures that we wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to see first hand in the wild. This being said, some zoos have a wider variety of animals on display and are better maintained that others. So let us find out what the ten best zoos in the US are at this point in time.
Situated in Memphis, Tennessee, the Memphis Zoo houses more than 3,500 animals. What makes this particular zoo so entertaining is how involved the visitors are in the animals’ life. For instance, the zoo has a daily comprehensive schedule that highlights animal feeding times, intimate animal discussions, and a variety of stage shows to educate visitors about the needs and struggles of various animals.