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Old 08-19-2012, 12:02 AM
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Omaha's zoo is pretty badass.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:47 AM
Location: SW France
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I went to a zoo once.

There was only one animal, a dog.

It was a Shih Tzu.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:06 AM
Location: Fishers, IN
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I've been to the Minneapolis Zoo (may not be the real name), National Zoo, and Henry Dooly Zoo, though I was just at that last one for a conference where we had dinner in the shark tunnel. Very cool but didn't get to see the rest of the zoo. Here in my home state I've been to the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo where I was a volunteer for a time, and the Indianapolis Zoo, which next year is starting construction on a HUGE $20 million orangutan exhibit that is supposed to be one of the best in the world.

Zoo Orangtuan Exhibit | Indianapolis Zoo | Museum Architects
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Location: EPWV
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As a kid, visited family in Indiana and they took me to the Cincinnati Zoo (pictures of it, that's how I remember). Also visited the Bronx Zoo, National Zoo and the little one up around Thurmont, MD, called Catoctin. Maybe there was another one in between all that but that's all I can recall for now. Sure I had to have visited the one in Philadelphia
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:51 AM
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I much prefer aquarium's over zoo's

National Zoo (DC)
Bronx Zoo
Beadsley Zoo (CT)
St. Louis zoo
I think thats it, not really a zoo person.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:44 AM
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Bronx Zoo
Central Park Zoo
National Zoo
Manaus Zoo (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro Zoo
London Zoo (England)

The zoo is not my favorite place. However, the zoos in Brazil were fascinating, as they were filled with Amazonian ans South American animals that I'd never heard of before.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Location: PNW native currently residing in the SoCal high desert
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Grew up going to and sometimes still visit the Portland, OR Zoo when I visit family. I'm not really into zoos anymore, I usually go to take the kids out to do something.
I've been to San Diego zoo and had a membership when I lived in the area, and yes, I also found it far too overcrowded. I would try to only visit on weekdays during the time most people were working.
Other Zoos I've been to are the Phoenix Zoo, the Fresno, CA Zoo, One zoo in/around San Luis Obispo area and various animal parks in Oregon and California.

Originally Posted by jlawrence01 View Post
Honestly. I thought that the San Diego Zoo was an ABOVE AVERAGE botanical park.
That made me laugh, every time we went to the San Diego Zoo, my husband spent more time looking at botanicals than the animals
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:48 PM
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We have visited zoos in Denver, North Carolina and Knoxville. I felt sorry for the animals in the Knoxville Zoo because I-40 was so close I felt the animals were stressed by the noise. Denver was so long ago that I just remember the buffalo and the peacocks. My daughter was a baby when we visited the Denver Zoo and she is 46 now.

I am so proud of the North Carolina Zoo. Some complain that they cannot see enough animals, but I like it that you only see the animals when they want you to see them. I don't want my enjoyment to be at the expense of the animals. You can take a nice hike and pretend to be in the jungle or mountains or desert. It is not just about animals; it is an experience.
I have been to the Knoxville Zoo and have never noticed road noise. I actually prefer the Knoxville Zoo over many that I have visited.

Baltimore Zoo
National Zoo in DC
Knoxville Zoo
Bermuda Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Hershey Zoo
Plumpton Park Zoo
The Safari Park in VA
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:34 AM
Location: A circle of Hell so insidious, infernal and odious, Dante dared not map it
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San Diego Zoo
Phoenix Zoo
Rio Grande Zoo (Albuquerque)
Oklahoma City Zoo
Audubon Zoo (New Orleans)
National Zoo (DC)
Zoo Atlanta
Toronto Zoo
Zoologischer Garten Berlin
Seoul Grand Park
Suan Sampran (outside of Bangkok)
Taronga Zoo (Sydney)

And if they count:
SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld San Diego
Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans)
National Aquarium (DC)
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:36 AM
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St Louis Zoo -- St Louis, Missouri
Brookfield Zoo -- outside of Chicago
Springfield Zoo -- Springfield Illinois

Some little Zoo enclosure type thingy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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