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Antwerp Zoo Highlights

Located in the heart of Antwerp, the Antwerp Zoo is right next to the Central Train station. The zoo opened its doors to the public in 1843, making it the oldest zoo in Belgium and one of the oldest in the world. It’s now even listed as a monument. Home to over 5000 animals, representing…

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Into the Forests of Woodland Park Zoo

The final two regions of the Woodland Park Zoo are the Tropical Rain Forest and Temperate Forest. In the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit you’ll find various animals that call Central and South America home like ocelot, poison arrow dart frogs, toucans as well as Africa rain forest species like lemurs and gorillas.  The Tropical Rain…

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Woodland Park Zoo: From Dragons to Bears

The Woodland Park Zoo is sectioned into regions; African Savanna, Tropical Asia, Australasia, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest and Temperate Forest.  In this post you’ll discover the animals and exhibits that call the zoo’s Australasia and Northern Trail exhibits home. One of the most endangered and majestic animals of Asia, the snow leopard, also calls the…

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Woodland Park Zoo: Africa to Asia

The Woodland Park Zoo is full of amazing exhibits, many of which have won awards.  And the zoo’s African and Asian regions are bursting with fabulous, realistic enclosures with trails linking them that lead you to forget you’re in the city and not in the forest of Asia or on the African savanna. The zoo’s African…

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Oregon Zoo’s Africa

Every time I enter an Africa exhibit of a zoo I hear Toto’s song “Africa” playing in my head and a tug on my heart strings for a continent I long to explore and Oregon Zoo’s Africa exhibit was no different. I arrived at the Africa exhibit with a hungry belly and decided to stop…

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Into San Diego Zoo’s Lost Forest

The San Diego Zoo has many exhibits that represent either various locations like Northern Frontier or Outback as well as themed ones like Discovery Outpost and Lost Forest.  The Lost Forest has extensive trails, winding through exhibits and aviaries and I must admit I got lost and turned around a time or two, but honestly…