Ranking Arizona: Top 10 zoos for 2019

Lifestyle | 16 May |

Here are the Top 10 zoos and wildlife parks in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 zoos and wildlife parks in Arizona, as featured in the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Background: With amazing exhibits and experiences like nowhere else in the state, the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo opens a world of wonder and discovery every time you visit. The zoo features more than 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened or endangered species. Some of the zoo’s famous inhabitants include Sumatran tigers, Mexican grey wolves, Bornean orangutans and many, many more. Nestled in the heart of Papago Park, the zoo is enjoyed by more than 1.3 million guests each year.

Strengths: “The zoo has been a treasure in the Valley for more than 50 years. It’s a place where people and families come to create memories and be inspired by nature. We are grateful to the more than 1.3 million guests who visit us each year as well as a tremendous staff, Board of Trustees and volunteers who continuously strive to provide amazing experiences in connecting people with the natural world.”

2. Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

3. OdySea Aquarium

4. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

5. Out of Africa Wildlife Park

6. Butterfly Wonderland

7. Bearizona Wildlife Park

8. SEA LIFE Arizona

9. Reid Park Zoo

10. Heritage Park Zoo

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