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The Wilds

14000 International Road

Cumberland, OH 43732-9500

(740) 638-5030 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.thewilds.org/

The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, as well as home to hundreds of indigenous species.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway

Dayton, OH 45414-5499

(937) 275-7431 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/

Discover the Wild, Or Let It Discover You
Take a walk in the wild side in the Discovery Zoo.  See Madison the Bobcat, meet the Meerkats, and encounter our three new young River Otters.

Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

9990 Riverside Drive

Powell, OH 43065

(614) 645-3400 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.columbuszoo.org/

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days of the year, rain or shine!   In fact, many of the animals are more active during the rain or in colder weather making it a great time to visit.  Some animals from warmer climates such as Africa, Australia and Indonesia, are unable to tolerate cold weather.  While many of these animals can be seen in their indoor habitats some species can not be viewed.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine Street

Cincinnati, OH 45220 – 1399

(513) 281-4700 – Local Phone

Website: http://cincinnatizoo.org/

The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The Zoo’s original animal collection was very small, originally consisting of just eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a hyena, a tiger, an alligator, a circus elephant, and over four hundred birds, including a talking crow.

Akron Zoological Park

500 Edgewood Avenue

Akron, OH 44307-2199

(330) 375-2550 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.akronzoo.org

The Akron Zoo, located on 50 acres just west of downtown, is one of only 223 accredited world conservation zoos by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). As an AZA member, your Akron Zoo participates in breeding programs to save endangered species.

When you visit the zoo, you’ll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars, jellyfish and Komodo dragons.

African Safari Wildlife Park

267 South Lightner Road

Port Clinton, OH 43452-3851

(419) 732-3606 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.africansafariwildlifepark.com/

Come experience the excitement of our DRIVE-THRU SAFARI PARK! Welcome to African Safari Wildlife Park. Spend the day encountering amazing animals from Africa like zebras, giraffes, kudu and many more from China, South America, North America and Europe… and enjoy the experience of feeding the animals too!


Toledo Zoological Gardens

2700 Broadway

Toledo, OH 43609

(419) 385-5721 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.toledozoo.org/

The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos—it’s also the region’s top family destination! Let The Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between—all in one great day.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way

Cleveland, OH 44109-3132

(216) 661-6500 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.clemetzoo.com/

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is home to the largest collection of primate species in North America among its 3000 animals representing more than 600 species.