Hey Everyone, I received in the mail today the newest zoo book in my collection. America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans and Familes. By Allen W. Nyhuis and Jon Wassner. Nyhuis wrote a similiar book in the early 1990s and this is the updated version. It gives a well written summary of almost every major zoo in the United States. And also includes future plans for the zoos. The book begins with sections on tips for visiting a zoo and a list of rare and common species - and what zoos they can best be seen at. The midsection is the bulk of the summaries divided by regions of the US. And the last section contains ranks of the "best of" in American Zoos. For example: Kansas City has the best African collection, followed by SDWAP. Fort Wayne has the best Australian collection followed by Cleveland. Omaha's Lied Jungle is ranked the best with the Bronx's Jungleworld in 2nd for Indoor Tropical Rain Forest. The authors explain below the section title "based on animals and overall realism" - interesting to note based on a current thread. Both author rank individually their top 25 exhibits because the both viewed zoos in very different manners (as many of us do too). I wont go into details here, but if you have a little money left over from last month I highly reccommend that you all go to amazon.com and get a copy yourself. Enjoy!