Furthermore, this zoo is very accommodative to tourists it offers special viewing features such as underwater galleries, elevated platforms, as well as glass observatories and even deep moats that separate some more dangerous animals from the viewers.

14. Tiergarten Schönbrunn -Vienna, Austria 42 acres, 712 speciesTiergarten Schönbrunn -Vienna

This is the oldest zoo in the world having been built in the 17th century. Opened in 1752, this Zoo has established itself as a species of education and conservation.

This zoo is home to many firsts, including the first zoo to have an elephant born in captivity and the first natural insemination panda birth in Europe. This Zoo has nothing short of great places to see and lots of animals as well.

13. Edinburgh Zoo – Edinburgh, Scotland 82 acres, 131 species, 2000 animalsEdinburgh Zoo

This is the first zoo in the world known to breed and house penguins. This Zoo is popularly known for its state of the art animal species and housing many tourists to enjoy the myriad collection of animals in the Zoo.

12. Smithsonian’s National Zoo -Washington DC, USA – 163 acres, 1500 animals, 300 speciesSmithsonian’s National Zoo

This is one of the oldest zoos in America and houses over 1500 animals. A lot of research goes on in the Zoo as well as studying various animal diseases and to find the cure of the most common viruses affecting animals especially the endangered ones.

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