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Belgrade Zoo
#About the Zoo With the White Lions In the City of Belgrade

With a long atmosphere and tradition, a visit to the Belgrade Zoo is an excellent and educational choice for anyone who wants to experience some nature, especially with children, in the capital of Serbia. This zoo has over 2,000 animals, with about 270 different species.

The Belgrade Zoo is located in the castle park in the city center, near the Belgrade Fortress. It covers about 70,000 square meters and is considered one of the favorite attractions for children in the city.

Many consider it a favorite place not only for these children, but adults as well. One of the important reasons that the Belgrade Zoo is famous throughout the world, as the breeding center of the
rare white lions. In 2005 two white lions were brought to the zoo, called Masha and Vombo from South Africa. After their offsprings were born here, some of them were distributed in a number of zoos in Europe and America and, being very rare, attract many visitors everywhere.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/P_mIBWBLftg
Varna Zoo
Varna Zoo
#About Varna's Zoo

Varna Zoo is a small paradise for animal lovers,and the nicest attraction of Primorski Park.

The zoo is located in the northern area of ​​the Sea Garden, the main park of Varna, next to the city's history museum and dolphinarium.

From birds and reptiles, to mammals, insects and what not - here you can see dozens of animal species from around the world.

Animals like bears, kangaroos, monkeys, wild boars or camels, tigers and other big cats and rare species like black swans from Australia - it's a nice place to let children discover the animal world. Enjoy!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/_Gp8HRHihjE
Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo
#About the Largest Zoo in the United States

If you are in Manhattan, then the Central Park Zoo is great and satisfying, but if you still crave more, the Bronx Zoo is the largest city zoo in the United States, and really is an experience for everyone.

On top of more than 4,000 types of animals that can be seen here, you can see that there is a large emphasis on making sure the animals live in environments that are similar to their natural habitats, as close as possible to what it would be like for them if they were growing up in nature. This is how visitors can walk between the Arabic Desert to the African Savannah, and in a few steps to the rain forests on the island of Madagascar.

Besides watching the animals at the Bronx Zoo, which was established in 1899, there are a variety of activities for children, that enriches their experiences and visit, experiences that are gathering speed around zoos all over the world.

#Tips

If you are on a visit to the city, it is preferred to visit the zoo in the middle of the week, because weekends can get extremely crowded.

Do not miss the butterfly garden, there butterflies fly around to the sound of classical music.

Arrive as early as possible, to ensure that you have enough time to enjoy all the attractions.

A Closer Look at the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/Y4YMxRo4jCw
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Greater Vancouver Zoo
#About the Greater Vancouver Zoo

The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a large zoo, about 49,000 square meters in size, it is in Aldergrove in British Columbia, Canada, about an hour ride from Vancouver.

The zoo in Aldergrove opened in 1970 and it holds a wonderful variety of different animals - mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. The zoo is part of educational programs for preserving and loving nature and animals, like the protection plans to save extinct species.

In the Greater Vancouver Zoo there is also a medical center for animals. Many of the animals here were rescued from different disasters and were collected and rehabilitated, until they returned to themselves and joined the zoo.

In addition to the animals that live here, visitors can enjoy a small train, walking trails, and beautiful places for picnics.


A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/QrhKEtYY84Q

Present Day at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/vtiQ3AxsrrQ

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Zoo Bneasa
Zoo Bucharest
#About Bucharest's Zoo

A visit to the Bucharest Zoo is an excellent and educational choice for anyone wanting a little nature and fresh air in the bustling city.

There is a large variety of rare animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. You can see over 4,200 animals, some are near extinction, and it is rare to see them in nature, and even in such places. At the zoo you can learn about them and get to know their stories and history.

Zebras, camels, monkeys on trees, elephants, lions, and tigers - all these you can see in the Bucharest Zoo. While wandering around the area, you can rest under trees and feel a little bit of nature.



A Closer Look at Photos from the City's Zoo:

https://youtu.be/MYI1dt4ClOA


A Visit to the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/mi88GOzInRY
Madrid Zoo
Madrid Zoo
#About the Large Zoo in Casa de Campo

The large zoo in Madrid (Zoo Aquarium de Madrid) in Casa de Campo is one of the prettiest zoos in Spain, and in Europe, that in the same venue offer a zoo and a dolphinarium, with two dolphin shows each day, a large fish aquarium, a reptile park, and a bird area.

The zoo is a leading attraction for children and families in Madrid, with about 6,000 animals from about 500 species. This makes the zoo and the aquarium into a very special attraction.

From the amazing dolphins, the huge and rare panda bears, koalas and gorillas, chimpanzees, red orangutans, lions, elephants, monkies, reptiles, and birds - there is everything here. This very large zoo, visited by tourists from all over the world, has different land and underwater animals.

In the zoo are botanical gardens with about 100,000 different plants. Fun for the whole family!




#Tips

Try arriving early in summer, with water and a sun hat, it can get very hot here around noon.

Family tickets are offered.

Don't miss the dolphin show at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Bring your own food, many times the restaurants can be closed here.

In the winter months some displays might be closed, make sure to look into it before you arrive.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/jrC72TqB3M4



Flamingo Feedings at the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/Ic_fg7uiYdg



Rare Panda Bears in the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/xz6Na1oWOKU
Safari World
Safari World
#About the Biggest Safari in Bangkok

Safari World in Bangkok is the biggest in all of Thailand. There are thousands of animals, and endless attractions.

Safari World is divided into two areas. First is the "Safari Land," you can experience a sailing experience through the jungle of Africa. This part of the park replicates the world animals in nature. Here, like in a real safari, you can enjoy the wild African atmosphere by driving a few kilometers and watching animals like lions, tigers, antelope, elephants, and zebras.


In "Water Land," the second area, you will see sea life, like sharks, seals, dolphins, all living in a large pool. This is a sort of big aquarium and underwater zoo. More than just seeing the sea life, like curious sharks, there are also a wide range of activities.

Except for sea life, you will also see the dolphins, seals, and bird shows, as well as monkey wrestling. You can see wonderful shows and wonderful artists. You can also see the lions and tigers being fed, as well as feeding elephants and giraffes yourselves, sailing on a sort of tropical river in the jungle, and a wild monkey cave.

At Safari World there are a few performances that are purely for entertainment. A wild west show, Star Wars, stunt doubles, jugglers, and actors like from Hollywood.

The park is located about 40 minutes away from city center, and is worth the drive, especially if you have kids.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/lRtdXzpi8qI


The Dolphin Show:

https://youtu.be/ZHDIPzgIS2Y
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
#About the Biblical Zoo

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is the zoo of Jerusalem. This zoo has a collection of animals from around Israel, some of which were mention in the Bible, located on the Northern bank of Nahal Refaim. The zoo is unique, and attracts many tourists from around the entire country.

The Biblical Zoo today lays in a valley on the foot of a hill, and along the hill are displays about animals. In the different areas of the zoo are different areas of pools, a large lake surrounded by lawn fields, a lot of shaded areas to relax under, waterfalls, and especially - walkways that connect the different areas.

Visitors to the zoo walk in a circular manner around the park, around a large lake. This lake is artificial and its waters are purified and recycled.

The valley where the zoo is located is 250,000 square meters wide, and was expanded to 400,000 square meters.



A Closer Look at the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem:

https://youtu.be/lYND8a_k5Uk


Faruk Yaln Zoo
Faruk Yalçın Zoo and Botanic Park
#About Istanbul's Zoo

Faruk Yalçın Zoo and Botanic Park is one of the main family attractions in the city of Istanbul. Here you can pass hours of fun for the whole family, with mammals, reptiles, birds and more. You will experience great pleasure here from healthy disengagement from the urban hustle and bustle of the big city.

There are two tickets needed here - one for the zoo, and one for the Botanic Park. At the botanic park you can come face to face with many fauna and flowers from around the globe. Some of them will be in big open spaces, and some will be in closed green houses.

The zoo is located 45 kilometers outside the city, towards Izmir. There is a variety of exotic animals, well-known and loved, and beautiful gardens of flowers and and playgrounds.

Expect for the wide variety of animals, kids can go to the petting areas and get to pet different farm animals.


#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/T_hI5BH3f-8
Los Angeles Zoo
#About the Zoo in Griffith Park

Leave the urban jungle, and come for some entertainment at the Los Angeles Zoo. With over 1,200 animals, and 350 different species from around the world, the Los Angeles Zoo is not a huge Zoo, but it is successful in all it does.

You can see here a variety of species and varieties of animals, like chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, Asian elephants, tigers, rhinos, armadillo, Nasua, hippos, and more.

With the mammals, there are also scorpions, slugs, different insects, rodents, glowing toads and vibrant parrots.

In the zoo is Adventure Island, built especially for children. There are different shows, with a lot of crowd involvement, like the zoo for kids, activities for the young visitors, and a theater. Children can make contact here with friendly and special animals.

There are special displays, recreating the rain forests in South America and including Toucans, Jaguars, piranhas, tamarin monkeys, and more. At a different point in the park, you can see how animals that are born in the zoo are taken care of.

A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/v7uV1I1HWqk
Zoo Barcelona
#About the Zoo

In Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella) right next to the Zoological Museum, you can see Zoo Barcelona. It was established in 1892, and one of the wonderful things there is its ability to replicate exactly the living atmosphere of the animals of all the different species - dolphins, poisonous reptiles, huge turtles, elephants, birds, and more.

You will be able to see many cool sights here - acrobatic monkies, colorful birds from around the world, and more.

It is recommended to reach the Aquarama, from which you can see amphibians, like dolphins, performing and jumping from a swimming pool.

It is also worth visiting the reptile house. You will be able to see poisonous reptiles of all kinds and sizes. In the Komodo cage, you can get to know more closely the Komodo dragon, a lizard that lives in the Komodo island in Indonesia, whose length can reach up to 3 meters. The lizard is so large that in nature it also feeds on deer. It is very fast, it can reach about 20 kilometers per hour, and can attack quickly. The speed of the Komodo dragon is faster than what most people can run.

If you are coming here with children, there is a corner for activities for them, where you will be able to closely learn about the natural world.

You can join the small electric train for a ride around the park, ride ponies or rent an electric car. This park is a great place to have real fun.



A Closer Look at the Zoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eow0QmI_KBA
Schönbrunn Zoo
#About the Oldest Zoo in the World

The Viennese Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn), the world's oldest open-air zoo, is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because it is actually part of the Schönbrunn Palace complex.

This zoo was founded in 1752 and was originally the petting zoo for one of Austria's empires, from the Leopold dynasty.

Today, the zoo is an educational center where studies and various projects related to nature are conducted. People here are full of zoological knowledge, contributing to a variety of conservation projects.

Here you will find about 500 species of animals in this zoo. What is special about the Schönbrunn Zoo is that all the animals here are held in conditions that are as similar as possible to those in nature - that makes this zoo a major attraction among travelers from around the world and from Vienna.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/JBwcxu1HAHw



During the Winter:

https://youtu.be/l8QKzcWbpbM
Warsaw Zoological Garden
#About the Zoo that Saved Jews During the Holocaust

The Warsaw Zoological Garden (Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Warszawie), established in 1928, has 5,000 animals of over 500 species. There are animals like brown bears, storks, and other exotic species, like gibbons, African elephants, rhinoceros, giraffes, different kinds of birds, reptiles and various tropical fish.

On the grounds is the house of the zookeeper, Willa Żabińskich, where real drama occurred during World War II. Back then, Jan Żabińskich and his wife Antonina lived here. The two hid dozens of Jews in animal cages from the Nazis, and saved their lives while risking their own. It's an incredible story that they were able to keep the Jews hidden from the Germans, when a German unit was placed right inside the zoo itself.

For saving 300 of Warsaw's Jewish residents, the couple received the "Righteous Among the Nations" award.



#Tips

If you want to visit the Hero's House, that got famous from a movie about the story. You can arrange a tour in advance, or arrive without a reservation on the last Saturday of the month, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.



A Closer Look at the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/xD2na4OXzps



Trailer to the movie "The Zoo Keeper's Wife":

https://youtu.be/PLxGipcXB18
Tokyo Zoo
#About the Zoo where You Can See Panda Bears

The Tokyo Zoo is a beautiful zoo where the main attraction include sweet pandas. In fact, most visitors here come to this zoo just to see them. The distance to the panda bears is minimal and the pleasure is great.

The Tokyo Zoo, which is located in Ueno Park in Taito, was opened in 1882. It was the first zoo of its kind in Japan and in practice is considered the oldest zoo in the country.

At the Tokyo Zoo you will find the largest number of species from any other zoo in Japan. There are thousands of animals, of more than 400 different species. Among them you will find fascinating animals, such as Japanese roaches, royal penguins, guanacos, ostriches, rabbits, red-crowned cranes and white-tailed sea eagles.

Even if the highlight of the visit here are the pandas, find the Sumatra Tiger and the Gorilla of the West Lowlands, which are considered almost as popular.



#Tips
The entrance to the zoo is very cheap and children under the age of 12 are free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kMVsGEqlVns
Praha Zoo
#About Prague's Zoo

About 5,000 animals from 650 different species are at the zoo. It is located outside town, but it is definitely worth the visit, and is considered one of the best zoos in the world.

It is not only the animals who attract the tourists, the zoo itself is impressive, and is considered one of the prettiest zoos in Europe. It is located on the foot of a hill in Prague, that used to belong to Troja Palace. The zoo first opened in 1931, and can be walked around by foot, or by riding small trains that tour around the park. The vegetation is varied, the hills, slopes and views are spectacular.

If you take a map from the zoo entrance, you can see the animal eating hours, and you can go to the right spot and see these throughout the day. Try to make it to that "Indonesian Jungle," and the "Island of Monkeys," and the petting areas.



#Tips

Some dedicate about 4-5 hours for this meeting, and some find 3 hours long enough.



A Closer Look at Prague's Zoo:

https://youtu.be/V8J6WW6GD70
Natura Artis Magistra
#About the Zoo

The Artis Zoo, is among the most impressive in Europe, it hosts more than 6,000 different animals. It is located in the center of Amsterdam, and is a favorite tourist attraction. This is the oldest zoo in Holland, and was established in 1838 by Gerardus Frederik Westerman, and has been continuously running since then. The zoo is indoors, and therefore it is a perfect attraction on a rainy or winter day.

Due to its historical significance, the zoo looks and feels as it did back in the 19th century. This is also why the zoo is so small and compact when compared to more modern zoos with vast areas that we know today.

At the zoo entrance you will see to golden eagle statue that will warmly greet you. As you walk around the zoo, you will see many other statues.

The name of the museum, Artis, is a shortcut for the museum's name - Natura Artis Magistra. This translates to - nature is the guide for art. Which is true. The zoo educates and teaches with its botanical gardens, exciting tropical plants, geology museum, and planitarium.



#What Can Be Seen at the Zoo?

In the Amsterdam Zoo there are about 700 species of animals, including reptiles, birds, fish and mammals. Look here at the impressive family of cats - including tigers, panthers and lions. The birds also take a significant part in the festive and colorful atmosphere of the garden.

Take note of the impressive monkey rock, a huge rock of small Japanese macaque monkeys that draw attention because of the games and tricks they perform.

The zoo has a planetarium that screens the night sky to vistors, and shows the interesting movements. This is how parents and children are able to go on an andventure together. The zoo has two additional museums: geological and zoological, and a greenhouse with 45 types of butterflies.

In the zoological garden is a botanical garden with Dutch trees and plants, as well as those from around the world. The zoological gardens also have buildings and greenhouses that display plants from tropical areas that need heat to survive, and not to the cool climate of Amsterdam. Exhibitions presented at the Zoological Museum describes the relationship between humans and the natural world and the influence of man on nature. You can also see skeletons of animals, photographs and illustrations.

In the geological museum you can see gemstones crystals and fossils. In addition, the evolution of life on Earth and dinosaur fossils.

The Amsterdam Zoo has an aquarium, that was built on swampy and difficult ground. Because of the complex construction, 1,740 wooden pillars were needed, to build the aquarium. In 1888, with the construction coming towards an end, the tank was filled with a million liters of salt waters, and was opened to the public two years later.




A Closer Look at the Zoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXfAX6sIrxw
Attica Zoological Park
#About the Historical and Cultural Museum of Greece

Attica Zoological Park is the largest zoo in Greece. There are over 350 species, and it creates a wonderful attraction to all animal lovers, especially children.

There are a wide variety of animals, all sorts of mammals, birds, and amphibians. Come see the lemurs, monkeys, turtles, kangaroos, and rare birds. It is worth to find out the feeding hours for the animals - something kids really enjoy.

The biggest attraction here is the dolphin shows and the elephant seal pool. These are only some of the interesting sea mammals that are here at the zoo.

Attica Zoological Park is located about 45 minutes away from the center of Athens by car. The park is outside of Athens, in nature.


#Tips

The zoo is open on Sundays, which makes it a popular weekend attraction, especially when most of the shops and attractions in town are closed on this day.

One can easily spend 3 hours here with children.

5 minutes from the Attica Zoological Park is a large complex with kid games and large stores, that sells toys for very cheap. With younger children you can spend a whole day at both attractions.



A Visit:

https://youtu.be/oxb12kqQytw



The Dolphin Show:

https://youtu.be/EgDP4hkT2Co?t=50s


Central Park Zoo
#About the Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo was established in 1860, and was the first zoo in the city. Two to three hours is all you need for a visit here, and is especially recommended for children, but anyone will enjoy their time here.

The zoo is located on the southeast corner of Central Park, and is a great place for families. It is built between the trees and walkways of the park, and gives a change to see animals, and be a part of different attractions. Among the animals you will see really rare and special animals, those who are not usually found in zoos.

The walls and buildings of the zoo are all built of black stone. At the center of the zoo is a sea lion pool, you can go and feel the warm and tropic climate, feed animals, and enter the "penguin house." At the zoo you can see all kinds of animals, like polar bears, sea lions, monkeys, tigers, frogs and toads.



#Tips

Try to make sure your visit is aligned with the zoo feeding times, which will make your experience all the most fascinating.



A Closer Look at the Zoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZ_RtPAKLU


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