The Arnhem Zoo (Burgers' Zoo, 1.5m annual visitors) is also very good. It is distinctive from most other zoo's because they have built large indoor ecological systems where you can see (and meet) lots of animals in their simulated habitat largely without fences. It includes a tropical rainforest, a mangrove swamp, a Sonora desert, an ocean and another rainforest. And there is an open safaripark.
I especially like the Desert part:
Of course its a simulation, but nevertheless very good.
List of the best ZOO's released by Forbes Traveler like two years ago:
1. Animal Kingdom (Orlando, the USA)
2. Basel Zoo (Basel, Switzerland)
3. Beauval Zoo (France)
4. Berlin Zoological Garden (Berlin, Germany)
5. Bronx Zoo (New-York, the USA)
6. Chester Zoo (Great Britain)
7. Prague Zoological Garden (Prague, the Czech Republic)
8. National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (The Republic of South Africa)
9. San Diego Zoo (San Diego, the USA)
10. Schonbrunner Zoo (Austria)
11. Singapore Zoo (Singapore)
12. Smithsonian National Zoological Park (Washington, the USA)
13. Taronga and Western Plains Zoo (Sidney, Australia)
14. Toronto Zoo (Toronto, Canada)
15. Ueno Zoological Gardens (Tokyo, Japan)
San Diego Zoo is the most famous zoo in North America and Forbes rankes it 9th? Ridiculous. It should be ranked #1 for being a truly world class zoo. From the facilities with their impressive landscape and the meticulous organization to the incredible variety of rare species which are hardly found in most zoos around the world.
SD also has Safari Park and Seaworld. That's a total of 3 zoos. Seaworld in itself is a mindblowing experience.
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