Discover The Oldest Zoos In America

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Just As The Purpose Of Zoos Has Evolved Over The Years So Have The Facilities Themselves. Today We’Re Going To Explore The Oldest Zoos In America. Light Yellow Arrow Learn More

This Story Will Explore Some Of The Oldest Zoos Their Locations And Fun Facts About Them! Light Yellow Arrow Learn More

Oregon Zoo (Formerly Metro Washington Park Zoo) The Oregon Zoo Was Originally A Menagerie Of Animals In The Personal Care Of Richard Knight. He Gifted A Grizzly Bear To The Portland City Council On November 7 1888 The Official Start Of The Zoo At City Park. Learn More

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Originally Called The Cleveland Zoological Park This Zoo Opened In 1882 At The Present-Day Site Of The Cleveland Museum Of Art. The Zoo Took Various Local Animals And Displayed Them For Their Customers. Learn More

Maryland Zoo (Formerly Baltimore City Zoo) The Baltimore City Zoo Was Founded On April 7 1876. Some Trace Its Origins To 1860 When The Druid Hill Park’S Superintendent Began Caring For Animals Donated By Residents Of Baltimore. Today The Zoo Contains Over 2000 Animals. Learn More

Ross Park Zoo Ross Park Zoo Bills Itself As America’S 5Th Zoo But It Opened The Same Year As The Buffalo Zoo And The Cincinnati Zoo. Thus It Could Be Tied For 5Th Overall On Our List. This Zoo Was Built On Land Donated To The Cause By A Man Named Erastus Ross. Learn More

Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden The Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Garden Were Founded In 1873. They Became Accessible To The Public On September 18 1875. This Zoo Started With Elk Buffalo A Hyena An Elephant Several Hundred Birds Grizzly Bears Monkeys And More. Learn More

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