List of zoos in the United States

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This is an incomplete list of existing, reputable zoos in the United States. For a list of aquaria, see List of aquaria in the United States, and for a list of nature centers, see List of nature centers in the United States.

Zoos are primarily terrestrial facilities where animals are held in enclosures and displayed to the public for education and entertainment. Animals may be bred, as well, to maintain captive populations and kept under veterinary care. These facilities include zoos, safari parks, animal theme parks, aviaries, butterfly zoos, reptile centers, and petting zoos, as well as wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves where visitors are allowed. Zoos in the United States show great diversity in both size and collection. Many are notable for ongoing global wildlife conservation and captive breeding efforts, especially for endangered animal species.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary". Archived from the original on 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  2. ^ "Living Coast Discovery Center". Archived from the original on 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  3. ^ "Livinston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  4. ^ "Dade City's Wild Things". Archived from the original on 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  5. ^ "Reptile World Serpentarium". Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  6. ^ "ZooWorld Panama City Beach". Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  7. ^ "Dewar Wildlife Trust". Archived from the original on 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  8. ^ "North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm - North Georgia Zoo and Farm is my favorite zoo and a zoo like no other. Known for it hands on wolf encounters and otter, kangaroo, lemur encounters and large working hand on farm and petting zoo. Always Zoo babies to see. A favorite place to visit near H". Archived from the original on 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  9. ^ "Storybook Hill Zoo". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  10. ^ "Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Sanctuary". Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  11. ^ "Eagle Valley Raptor Center". Archived from the original on 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  12. ^ "Great Bend Zoo". Archived from the original on 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  13. ^ "Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm". Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  14. ^ "Insect Zoo at Kansas State". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  15. ^ "Prairie Park Nature Center". Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  16. ^ "Safari Zoological Park". Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  17. ^ "Tanganyika Wildlife Park". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  18. ^ "Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo - Minutes from Frederick, MD". Archived from the original on 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  19. ^ "Drumlin Farm". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  20. ^ "Wolf Hollow". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  21. ^ "The Zoo in Forest Park". Archived from the original on 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  22. ^ "Lake Superior Zoo". Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  23. ^ "Zollman Zoo". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  24. ^ "Montana Grizzly Encounter". Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  25. ^ Charmingfare Farm Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ "Hillcrest Park and Zoo/default.aspx". Archived from the original on 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  27. ^ "Spring River Zoo". Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-03-13.

Further reading[edit]

  • Daniel E. Bender, The Animal Game: Searching for Wildness at the American Zoo. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
  • Lisa Uddin, Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.