Zoos are capable of showing us some amazing animals that we wouldn’t otherwise ever be able to see in person, they are a source of entertainment for people of all ages and they are slowly becoming more and more conscious of animal welfare. When looking at the best zoos in the world we took into account conservation efforts, variety of animals and overall visitor experience. From the oldest of zoos to free admission zoos to the ones who are at the top of research and education, here are the 20 best zoos in the world.
20. Basel Zoo – Basel, Switzerland
This zoo may not be talked about around the world but Basel Zoo is a must-visit if you are looking to see one of the very best in the world. It also happens to be the most visited attraction in Switzerland with over 1.8 million happy visitors a year. This zoo is largely dedicated to its animals, keeping close attention to their diets and behavior. This dedication has led Basel Zoo to become a leader in breeding endangered species such as cheetahs, Indian Rhinos and okapi. Popular animal exhibits are rhinos, hippos, apes, cheetahs, okapi, and flamingos. There is plenty of open space for the animals, well-kept clean grounds, and not so big that you cannot walk around the entire zoo; this is a hit for anyone living in or visiting Switzerland.