Here are the Top 10 zoos and wildlife parks in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2024 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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Top 10 Arizona zoos and wildlife parks

Here are the Top 10 zoos and wildlife parks in Arizona, as featured in the 2024 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Background: The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the country. The Zoo features more than 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. Some of the Zoo’s famous inhabitants include African lions, Bornean orangutans, Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, greater one horned rhino, Amur leopard, red river hogs, flamingos, hyenas, and many, many more. Nestled in the heart of Papago Park, the Zoo is enjoyed by more than 1.4 million guests each year. 

2. Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

3. Out of Africa Wildlife Park

4. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

5. Bearizona Wildlife Park

6. Navajo Nation Zoo

7. Grand Canyon Deer Farm

8. Reid Park Zoo

9. Butterfly Wonderland

10. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

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