St. Louis Zoo named 3rd best in U.S., 4th in world

St. Louis Zoo named 3rd best in U.S., 4th in world

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Sea lions swim in the Sea Lion Sound

An underground tunnel where visitors can watch sea lions swim was a popular attraction as Sea Lion Sound opened to St. Louis Zoo members Friday June 29, 2012. Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

The St. Louis Zoo is once again getting the recognition it deserves. TripAdvisor announced the Travelers’ Choice awards today, which named the St. Louis Zoo 3rd best zoo in the United States, and 4th best in the world. The awards also declared the best aquariums.

The press release stated that, "Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period."

A full list of Travelers’ Choice Zoos — http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cZoos

Aquariums: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cAquariums

Zoos – U.S.

1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego

3. St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis

4. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

5. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado

6. Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee

7. Denver Zoo, Denver, Colorado

8. Riverbanks Zoos and Botanical Garden, Columbia, South Carolina

9. Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

10. Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

Zoos – World

1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

3. Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

4. St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis 

5. Singapore Zoo, Singapore

6. Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom

7. Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), Prague, Czech Republic

8. Tiergarten Schoenbrunn – Zoo Vienna, Vienna, Austria

9. Bioparc Valencia, Valencia, Spain

10. Gramado Zoo, Gramado, Brazil

Aquariums – U.S.

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

2. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

3. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

4. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

5. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

6. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois

7. National Aquarium, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland

8. Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska

9. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

10. Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota, Florida

Aquariums – World

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

2. Oceanario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

4. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

5. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

6. Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos, Greece

7. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

8. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

9. Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

10. Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

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