Who says you need to go on safari to have an adventure with the animal kingdom? Save the plane fare and instead face the world’s most exotic creatures without leaving the country. These ten zoos deliver local wildlife experiences where endangered species are nurtured, ferocious predators are kept within feet of the public, and a renaissance of education in conservation and science is incorporated throughout, promising fun for the whole family. From Chicago to San Diego to Miami, these are America's best zoos.
By Zachary Laks