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Top Ten Biggest Zoos in the World

Toronto Zoo​
Toronto Zoo​

The Toronto Zoo is located in Toronto, Canada and was opened in 1974 as the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo. As the largest zoo in Canada at 710 acres and 491 species of animals, this Zoo is divided into seven different regions representing animals from various parts of the world.

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Disney's ​Animal Kingdom​
Disney's ​Animal Kingdom​

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division, it is the largest theme park in the world, covering 580 acres (230 ha).

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National ​Zoological Gardens of South Africa​
National ​Zoological Gardens of South Africa​

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (also informally known as The Pretoria Zoo) is an 85-hectare (210-acre) zoo located in Pretoria, South Africa. It is the national zoo of South Africa, and was founded by J. W. B. Gunning in 1899.

Moscow Zoo​
Moscow Zoo​

The world’s largest zoos can be measured multiple ways, but the best way is to consider the number of species held in captivity and the total land area of the zoo. With this in mind, here is a list of the top 10 largest zoos in the world.

Columbus ​Zoo and Aquarium​
Columbus ​Zoo and Aquarium​

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo located just north of Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Zoo is home to over 5,000 animals representing over 700 species divided into geographic regions of the world. In 2004 the zoo started work to expand the 82 acres (37 ha) zoo over the next 10 years.

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Beijing Zoo​
Beijing Zoo​

This includes Giant Pandas, the zoo’s most popular animals, the South China Tiger, Chinese Alligators and the Chinese Great Salamander. With more than six million people that come to see it each year, Beijing Zoo is among the world’s largest zoos in existence today.

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Brookfield ​Zoo​
Brookfield ​Zoo​

The North Carolina Zoo is over 2000 acres (810 ha) is the largest walk-through zoo in the world, and one of only two state-owned zoos in the United States. The NC Zoo has over 1,600 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America.

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London Zoo​
London Zoo​

The world’s largest zoos can be measured multiple ways, but the best way is to consider the number of species held in captivity and the total land area of the zoo. With this in mind, here is a list of the top 10 largest zoos in the world.

Hogle Zoo​
Hogle Zoo​

Another one of the rare zoos that houses and breeds the giant panda, the San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most well-known zoos in the world. With 99 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo keeps 3,700 animals and 650 different species in mostly cageless exhibits.

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Riverbanks ​Zoo​
Riverbanks ​Zoo​

Another one of the rare zoos that houses and breeds the giant panda, the San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most well-known zoos in the world. With 99 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo keeps 3,700 animals and 650 different species in mostly cageless exhibits.

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Saint Louis ​Zoo​
Saint Louis ​Zoo​

Another one of the rare zoos that houses and breeds the giant panda, the San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most well-known zoos in the world. With 99 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo keeps 3,700 animals and 650 different species in mostly cageless exhibits.

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Jacksonville ​Zoo and Gardens​
Jacksonville ​Zoo and Gardens​

TripAdvisor has named the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) as one of the Top 25 Zoos in the United States. TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top attractions based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

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Memphis Zoo​
Memphis Zoo​

Another one of the rare zoos that houses and breeds the giant panda, the San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most well-known zoos in the world. With 99 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo keeps 3,700 animals and 650 different species in mostly cageless exhibits.

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Henry Doorly ​Zoo and Aquarium​
Henry Doorly ​Zoo and Aquarium​

The North Carolina Zoo is over 2000 acres (810 ha) is the largest walk-through zoo in the world, and one of only two state-owned zoos in the United States. The NC Zoo has over 1,600 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America.

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Berlin ​Zoological Garden​
Berlin ​Zoological Garden​

Opened in 1844 the Berlin Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Berlin) is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. It covers 84 acres (34 ha) and is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten. With more than 1,500 different species and around 17,000 animals the zoo presents the largest collection of species in the world.

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Bronx Zoo​
Bronx Zoo​

The Bronx Zoo is located in the Bronx borough of New York City. As one of the world’s oldest metropolitan zoos, this zoo is built to incorporate the Bronx River among its displays of over 4,000 total animals representing about 650 different species. The zoo itself comprises 265 acres of park property and naturalistic lands, making it one of the largest zoos in the world.

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