The WOrlds AQuriums and ZOos - WOAQZO

Welcome to my homepage wich discripe those zoos i've been visiting, though only mentioning those in general with more than 100 species. Only those smaller ones wich are international interessing are also included (as Giveskud in Denmark).

As far as I can see you got the best zoos in the area of the EU, highlightss are zoos like Burgers Bush in the Netherlands and even southern and eastern Europe has become quite good thanx to the EU laws. A night mare in my eyes are the zoos of Russia (though not all of them), some places even Elephants are having 10 sqm in-doors - and no out-door enclosures, and a lot of the Asian zoos look quite bad as well (best known i guess is China, but not nessescarely the worst place). Maybe the worlds worst aquarium might be  the one at Morro Bay in Calinfornia/USA - but in general some of the small zoos in the USA should be renovated

 The link to gives you a map of where the garden ore the aquarium is in Europe, including an (incomplete) species list  

Like the last years especially aquariums will open, in 2016 it will be in Moscow (Ocean Park). For the future we also look at Saint Petersburg Zoo, Russia (first section might open in 2017) and Givskud, Denmark (Might open in 2019). Both will be remodeld for mor more than 200.000 million US $. Africa will get a brand new large aquarium in prox 2017 in Casablance, Morocco. The biggest project though is Singapore Zoo, where Jurong birdpark will move to Singapore zoo and a rain forest zoo will open as well. The price for the new zoos, renovation of the old 3 zoos and a hotel will be up to 700 million US$. The new bird park all ready should open in 2020 and the rain forest park in 2023.

According to trip advisor the popular zoos are

Henry Doorly's Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California, USA
Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
St Louis Zoo, Missouri, USA
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Chester Zoo, United  Kingdom
Prague Zoo, Czech Republic
Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria
Bioparque Valencia, Spain
Gramado Zoo, Brazil
San Diego Safari Park, Escondido, California, USA
Melbourne Zoo, Australia
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Palmitos Park, Maspalomas, Spain
Memphis Zoo, Tennessee, USA
ZooParc de Beauval, Saint-Ainan, France
Colchester Zoo, United Kingdom
Denver Zoo, Colorado, USA
Riverbanks Zoo, Colombia, South Carolina, USA
Miami Zoo, Florida, USA
Paignton Zoo, United Kingdom
Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Australia
La Palmyre Zoo, France
Dublin Zoo, Ireland
Lisbon Zoo, Portugal

Citys with *: I have visited this aquarium/zoo my self and mostly I have written more about it

Citys with **: Here you finde more than 200 species

All prices mentioned are aprox prices, even though Im updating them annualy. Some zoos & aquaria forget to update theire prices on theire homepage. Others are having changing seasonal prices. Is this the case I normally go after the more expensive summer prices.
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