Let’s face it, everyone has wished to travel at least once in their life. The lucky ones who has to experience travelling know how much of a life-changing journey it can be. When you travel, you’re immersed in a whole new culture, and you can’t but go around and actually be a part of it. So, an ideal trip would be to visit the cultural places the country is more proud of, and getting familiar with its fauna and flora. In case you haven’t picked your next destination yet, and are most interested in fauna, here is a list of the 5 must-visit zoological gardens around the world.
#1. The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, also known as The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem.
The Biblical Zoo fosters animals that are threatened with extinction, and it has been recognized worldwide as a non-profit organization. What makes it special is that its stars are mostly animals that appear in the biblical tradition, and that is to develop biblical culture and spread awareness over environmental issues.
#2. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Australia.
Lone Pine is the largest koala sanctuary with up to 130 Koalas on land. However, it is not only home to Koalas, but also Kangaroos and other animals found in the Australian wildlife. You can take part in some of the best activities such as holding and posing with a koala and hand feeding a kangaroo.
#3. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, India.
Found in 1958, this Zoo is dedicated to the study and preservation of Himalayan and alpine animals. It is home to the largest single captive population of snow leopards. Some of the rarest animals, not normally found in zoos, live there, such as the red panda and the Tibetan wolf.
#2. The L.A. Zoo, USA
A visit to the L.A. zoo will put you in close and immediate contact with some of the most exotic animals. You’ll get to learn about wildlife and biodiversity. The Zoo fosters more than 1100 animals, more than 250 species of which 29 are endangered. Not only that, but it’s also home to more than 800 plant species over 133 acres. You can rent electrical wheelchairs in the Zoo, as well as profit from Los Angeles car rental to get to the Zoo.
#1. Tiergarten Schönbrunn Vienna Zoo, Austria
The Tiergarten Schönbrunn is a registered UNESCO world heritage site, and that for not only being the world’s oldest zoo, but also for the variety of animals it holds with more than 700 species. A visit to this zoo would be the equivalent to a visit around the continents, and an insight at almost all the fauna in the world. The zoo also contains an educational center and a research center. It is a certainly enjoyable visit for both kids and adults.