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  1. lowland anoa

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    I recommend them both, Edinburgh a few years ago lost some rarities but has managed to find its foot lately. HWP is frickin’ awesome! Their polar bear enclosure is so big that visitors don’t see them most of the time
     
  2. Julio C Castro

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    Is it mainly an aquarium or aquarium/theme park combo? I never heard of Landry’s until today :(
     
  3. Julio C Castro

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    Sweet! Thank you very much :) HWP looks like a colder climate version of the SDZSP and I like it!
     
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    Depends on what you mean by complementary. I certainly think they are, with Franklin Park being a bit larger and more of your standard ABCs zoo, lions, tigers, giraffes, gorillas, while Stone Zoo seems to be a bit more focused on North/South American animals in particular with exceptions.
     
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    Yes a lot like that, it totally reminds me of the SDZG with the SDZ having ABC animals as well as rarities and the SDZSP being more African animals centric with also some exceptions :)
     
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    It's an aquarium and restaurant (Landry's primarily owns restaurants, plus some hotels and casinos). The restaurant means it's open late, which is how I was able to go during a layover at the airport. Denver is the largest, then Houston, and they also have ones in Nashville and a boardwalk place near Houston. Denver and Houston both have tigers (Denver's exhibit is significantly nicer than Houston's), to give you an idea of their size. I was able to do it in an hour, but had to rush myself a bit at times and had to skip the gift shop and the restaurant, of course. Downtown Aquarium Denver - ZooChat
     
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    Oh sweet! I wouldn’t mind eating some fine dining while seeing so many beautiful fish swim by, Houston is a zoo that has my interest especially with the Pantanal opening this year:p
     
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    The Chimelong company in China holds Chimelong safari park, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and Chimelong bird park.

    Another company in China is Haichang, which holds different "polar ocean kingdom" in different cities but with almost the same design.

    Of course Wildlife Reserve Singapore holds Jurong Bird Park, Singapore zoo, Night Safari and River Safari.

    Ueno Zoo, Tama zoo, Inokashira park zoo and Tokyo Sea life park are all under the Tokyo government.

    I think Yokohama zoorasia, Nogeyama zoo and Kanazawa Zoo are all also under Yokohama government.
     
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  9. Julio C Castro

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    Thank you for the new additions! I’m familiar with the Singapore Zoo, only met one person who’s visited the zoo and highly recommended it to me :) I can’t wait to cross the big pond to visit the best zoos!
     
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    The Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (In Dutch Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde Antwerpen or KMDA) runs three zoos in Flanders: two major zoos, Zoo Antwerpen and Zoo Planckendael, and the Serpentarium, a small reptile zoo in the coastal town of Blankenberge.

    In the Netherlands the company Libéma runs four zoos: Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Zoo Parc Overloon, Dierenrijk and AquaZoo Leeuwarden.
     
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    Point Defiance Zoo and Northwest Trek (both among my favorites)

    Phoenix Zoo and South Mountain Environmental Conservation Center

    Albuquerque Biopark Zoo, Albuquerque Biopark Aquarium, Albuquerque Biopark Botanical Gardens, Albuquerque Biopark Tingley Beach

    North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, NCA at Pine Knoll Shores, NCA at Fort Fisher, NCA at Jennette's Pier

    Le Parc Des Felins and Terre De Singes

    Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
     
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  12. Julio C Castro

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    The name of the Zoo Antwerpen is one I’m sort of familiar with, I could be wrong but I think they have classic building as exhibits and try to retain century old aesthetics for some of their animals which I think is pretty cool! At least it may look like from the photos I’ve seen and would want to visit :) thank you!
     
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    Point Defiance is a trip I need to do since I think it’s near Seattle, maybe I could be wrong, but would like to do a double whammy of Point Defiance as well as Northwest Trek along with Woodland Park too :p so many options and I can see why Le Park De Felins would be up your alley :rolleyes:
     
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    It's now the "Wild Planet Trust" that runs the three sites :)
     
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    Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! Both run by Zoological Society of East Anglia
     
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    I just looked up Banham Zoo, looks like anotjer good reason to visit the UK along with other zoos!
     
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    Whether it's Buffalo or Watertown across the bridge in NY, it's a LONG, LONG drive to NYC! I've done it several times each way, and it's the better part of a day, a full day if you actually stop to eat or stretch. Take a gander at a map, and you'll see just how huge NYS is!

    If you happen to be moving across the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, you're not far at all from the premiere Asian elephant breeding facility in North America, the seemingly-incongruous African Lion Safari in Kitchener! There is also a really cool aviary, Marineland (home of the last orca in captivity in Canada), and butterfly world on the Canadian side and the Niagara Aquarium and Buffalo Zoo across the bridge.

    If you're in Kingston crossing the St Lawrence into Watertown, you have fewer zoos but incredible wildlife in the 1000 Islands area. Your closest zoos of size are Rosemund Gifford in Syracuse, Seneca Park in Rochester, and believe it or not, the places in the Niagara area!
     
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    Would it be a far more treacherous drive from Ontario to NYC? The St Lawrence is the river that runs between where I plan to move and North West part of NYC. The only travel experience that I’ve had that is somewhat headache inducing is living out here in SoCal. I’ve heard of Buffalo Zoo which is one zoo I’d like to visit for sure in NY! Butterfly World would be neat to visit since I do love insects of all kinds :p If I were to feasibly do a trip to the WCS run zoos, I’d want to plan it out for days and see what is the best means of transportation. The Bronx is one of my most desires zoos in NY to see, Rosemund Griffon and Seneca Park zoos are the ones I’ve seen come up quite a bit when I Google mapped them out for a route and do see way more feasible to do as you mentioned :)
     
  19. AmbikaFan

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    Compared to NYC, Watertown seems like North West New York, but if you look at a map, that area around 1000 Islands/Kingston/Watertown is only halfway across the state from east to west. There's a good way to go to get all the way west to Niagara Falls or even further if you go south near the PA border. Don't skip ALS--there is nowhere else you can go to see a herd of 17 Asian elephants--including 7 under 6 years of age--let alone see them go for a big swim in the lake in both mornings and evenings, calves too!

    PS. Neither route is at all treacherous, just (equally) long and very tiring.
     
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    I just looked up African Lion Safari and it looks amazing, that’s a must stop now going on my list especially to see a whole herd of elephants :p