The World’s Best Zoos are not always the biggest, but are the ones that have managed to almost completely replicate the natural environment that the animals that live in zoos all over the world, come from. The world’s best zoos are sophisticated and exceptionally well run, and not just a platform for plucking animals from the comfort of their own natural habitats to be on display like a road show, which perhaps they may have acquired a reputation for doing many, many years ago. The world’s best zoos allow their animals to roam freely and behave exactly as they would do in the wild, with plenty of space to shelter, sleep and breed. Here is a list of 8 Must Visit Zoos Around the World.
1. National Zoological Gardens, South Africa
For those of you looking for an ultimate zoo experience, look no further than the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. Situated in the hills of Pretoria, the biggest zoo in all of South Africa is home to more than 2500 different species of wild animals. A true testament to the sophistication, knowledge and experience of the staff who work at and run the zoo, is the fact that almost every single one of the animals who live at the zoo today, have been born and bred there. Boasting the single largest natural aquarium in all of South Africa itself, there is also a fascinating reptile park and incredible collective of exotic and endangered trees.