Go 2 Zoo
Our directory of zoos around the world
Go 2 Zoo is our directory of zoos around the world. Here we feature the work of good zoos from across the globe. You can discover many facts about these zoos and learn about what to expect if you visit.
Since the opening of the first zoo to the public, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, in 1779 visitors have flocked to see the wild wonders with which we share the Earth.
Over time zoos have evolved from places solely intended for people to stare at animals for entertainment to conservation focused organisations which exist to connect visitors with nature and protect species from becoming extinct.
On the Go 2 Zoo page we promote the work of good zoos which provide exceptional care to their animals. To ensure this we only feature zoos which are accredited by their regional zoo association. These organisations including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in America, the Zoo and Aquarium Association in Australasia and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria in Europe.
Zoos are increasingly popular attractions. Each year 183 million people visit American zoos, 22 million people visit Australian and New Zealand zoos and 140 million people visit European zoos.
Features of our profiles
Click on a zoo below to view the following.
While we endeavour to provide this information for all zoos it may not be possible due to a lack of available information or the zoo not offering that particular option.
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