Zoos witness millions of visitors coming from different parts of the world every year. The largest zoos in the world are sprawled in hundreds of acres.
Here the world largest zoos are listed and it can be measure their grandeur in different ways.
Berlin Zoological Garden
Founded in 1844, the Berlin Zoological Garden is Germany’s oldest zoo. The zoo houses total 19500 animals and over 1500 species. This way, the zoo accommodates the most wide-ranging animal species on earth.
Henry Doorly Zoo
The zoo is well located in Omaha, Nebraska. Developed in 1864, the zoo now covers the total land area of 130 acres and is home to 962 species. It has the largest number of cat species in North America.
The Beijing Zoo holds China’s one of the huge animal collections. It houses 950 species and is sprawled over 219 acres.
It has the collection of some of the rare species like the South China Tiger, Giant Pandas, Chinese Great Salamander and Chinese Alligators.
The Moscow Zoo houses 927 animal species and is one of the oldest European zoos in the world. It is stretched over 53 acres of land and holds around 6000 animals.
Some of the latest exhibits are an aviary, a sea aquarium, and a sea lion exhibit.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is the No. 1 Non-Profit Zoo in the US. Currently, it houses 793 species and is sprawled over 580 acres. It holds over 9000 animals.
It is the oldest scientific zoo in the world, which was founded in 1828 for scientific researches. In 1847, it was opened to public. Today, it has 755 species and is sprawled over 36 acres. It has around 16000 animals.
National Zoological Gardens
Stretched on over 210 acres in Pretoria, the national zoo is divided into two major areas – one covers the hilly regions and one lies on the plains, split by Apies River. It houses total 705 species and 9000 animals.
Located in Toronto and encompassing 710 acres (287 ha), the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. The zoo is currently home to over 16,000 animals representing over 491 species. The animals are divided into seven geographic regions.