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Top 10 Largest Zoos in the World

On the territory of the whole globe there is a huge number of zoos that are created not only for the aesthetic pleasure of man, but also for saving rare species that are on the verge of extinction. The largest zoos in the world contain and multiply several hundred of the world’s most rare creatures. Such complexes affect not only their territorial scale, but also the number of animals that are under reliable protection and surrounded by human care. Here is the list of top 10 largest zoos in the World. 

Top 10 Largest Zoos in the World 

10.San Diego Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

 The San Diego Zoo opens the ten largest and most rapidly developing zoological complexes in the world. Spread it on the territory of 100 acres or forty hectares and It is home to more than six hundred species and subspecies of individuals with a total number of 3700. To inspect the entire territory of the complex guests can take a bus or a pendant gondola. Here in addition to animals there are very rare plants, which in the zoo is represented by the richest collection. It is not only one of the largest, but also popular and visited zoological complexes around the world. 

9.London Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

We have London zoo on the 9th in this list of top 10 largest zoos in the world and it is considered not only one of the most large-scale geographically, but also the oldest zoological complexes in the world. Its foundation occurred in the 20s of the 19th century. Then it was created as a zoological collection for scientific research. Now on its territory there are more than 17 thousand individuals, attributed to over seven hundred species. The total area occupied by it is equal to forty six hectares, where all animals, which are divided into thematic zones, perfectly live. 

8.Bronx Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

The Bronx Zoo is the largest in the US and one of the largest in the world and the total area occupied by it is equal to a whole 107 hectares. He “sheltered” about four thousand individuals of 650 species of individuals. Of these, a large collection of rare animals is listed. Its foundation occurred at the end of the 19th century, so it is still considered one of the oldest. This is one of the first zoos that created for their pets the most natural living conditions without cells in the open space. It is also one of the most visited zoological complexes in the world, which annually attracts about two thousand guests.

7.Pretoria Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

Zoo Pretoria is the largest world zoological complex with a total area of ​​85 hectares and It is divided into two parts. One of them is flat, and the other is hilly, as it is located on the very hillside. The local river Apis separates these two parts. On the territory of the zoo there are about 705 species, and the total number of local animals, birds, fish and other living creatures is about 9 thousand. Among all the specimens living here, you can find very rare specimens.

6.Moscow Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

The Moscow Zoo is the oldest zoological complex not only in Russia but also in the world. It was founded in the middle of the 19th century. Total area occupied by him is 21 hectares, which is home to about 6,000 animals, among which there are 927 species. In the zoo, almost half of the species are rare animals, and many of them are even listed in the International Red Book. An aquarium, aviary and children’s attractions are also located on the territory of the zoopark zone. Every year this amazing large house for animals is visited by over three and a half million tourists.

5.Novosibirsk Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

The Novosibirsk Zoo is the largest in Russia and one of the largest in the world. On the territory of 63 hectares peacefully inhabited by 11 thousand individuals, among which 756 species. It was founded in the last century in the 30s and was a small “living place”. Gradually the collection was replenished, and in it there were very rare animals, which are now here abound. Many of them are not only included in the Red Book of Russia, but also the International. The uniqueness of this zoo lies in the fact that it was here that the joint progeny of the lion and tigress appeared. The hybrid that was born was called the liger, whose population is now multiplying.

4.Beijing Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

Beijing Zoo or Western Park is one of the largest and most popular in the world. The “design” of the zoological complex is made in the form of classical Chinese gardens. Here there are, as plantations, to which the man put his hand, and wild thickets. On the territory of the Park of Western Outskirts, mostly rare and wild animals of China live. Among them – a large panda, Sichuan golden monkey, Manchurian tigers, white deer and other “exclusive” individuals. Also this amazing complex is the center where rare species are studied and grown.

3.Toronto Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

Toronto opens the top three largest zoological complexes created by man. The total area occupied by it is 287 hectares. On its territory there are about five thousand animals, attributed to 460 species. Zoo Canada was founded in the mid 70-ies of the last century. Throughout his life, his collection has been continually replenished. The complex has six thematic zones: Indo-Malaysia, Africa, America, Australia-Asia, Eurasia and Canada. Some of the inhabitants live in tropical pavilions, while others exist perfectly in conditions close to the wild.

2.Columbus –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

Columbus is one of the largest in the world and in the United States of America. The total area occupied by it is 234 hectares. On its territory peacefully there are about 9 thousand inhabitants, attributed to 793 species. The complex is divided into eight thematic zones, through which more than 2.5 million tourists come here every year from all over the world. The zoo is still known for implementing its own environmental program, donating money to external programs, as well as participating in its own environmental efforts. Over the past five years, the zoo has allocated more than 3.3 million dollars to more than 70 projects in 30 countries

1.Berlin Zoo –

top 10 largest zoos in the world

The Berlin Zoo took first place not regarding to its area of boundary, but in the number of species of animals that live here. The total area of ​​the complex is 35 hectares, which housed 15 thousand animals, which are representatives of 1500 species. This is the largest and most amazing collection of rare and exotic animals all over the world. On the territory of the zoo there is a three-story aquarium where not only fish live, but also reptiles, amphibians, as well as invertebrates and insects. The complex is one of the main attractions of Berlin, which is visited annually by over two and a half million tourists.  

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