I think zoos should not only be a place to see animals, but also a place to explore, be inspired, easy to navigate and leave a lasting impression. The trick for zoos is to make sure it is a positive lasting impression. It sometimes can come down to the little nuances that can make all the difference. From the layout, the theming, way finding, transportation, seating, rest rooms, public art, green spaces and even the styles of the bins can all play a part in your overall experience.
This page highlights my choice of outstanding zoos under a variety of categories, hopefully capturing some of these unique zoo characteristics. Each category will be updated as more and more zoos are added to my reviewed list.
Children's Zoos / Petting Zoos