America's Coolest Zoos - Slideshow

By Sarah Cavicchi, Staff WriterAug. 23, 2011
By Sarah Cavicchi, Staff WriterAug. 23, 2011, at 12:35 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

America's Coolest Zoos - Slideshow

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6. Houston Zoo

6. Houston Zoo

Houston, Tex.
The Houston Zoo's summertime Zoo Crew camp program offers campers hands-on animal experiences, as seen with this easy-going giraffe.
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5. Lion Country Safari

5. Lion Country Safari

West Palm Beach, Fla.
It's probably a good idea to say in the car while driving through the Lion Country Safari. You're sure to encounter some big critters, like this white rhinoceros.
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6. Houston Zoo

Houston, Tex.
The Houston Zoo's summertime Zoo Crew camp program offers campers hands-on animal experiences, as seen with this easy-going giraffe.
Read More:
America's Coolest Zoos

5. Lion Country Safari

West Palm Beach, Fla.
It's probably a good idea to say in the car while driving through the Lion Country Safari. You're sure to encounter some big critters, like this white rhinoceros.
Find out more about:
The Best Things to Do in West Palm Beach
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4. Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix, Ariz.
Sprawling across more than 125 acres of Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the country.
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3. Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis, Mo.
The Saint Louis Zoo appeals to the young and the young-at-heart. It has numerous opportunities to interact with the animals (not to mention a ride-on miniature train).
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2. The Bronx Zoo

New York City, N.Y.
The Bronx Zoo's Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit is a fan favorite in the forums like Zoo Chat.
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1. San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

San Diego, Calif.
The San Diego Zoo has one of the best giant panda exhibits in the world, working closely with China to coordinate five successful births since the late 1980s.
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