Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
The AZA accredits zoos and aquariums to make sure they meet high standards of animal care, wildlife conservation, science, and education. Visit this site to learn more about the AZA or find an accredited zoo.
This zoo has more than 4,000 animals and emphasizes conservation. Here you can explore such exhibits as the Congo Gorilla Forest and the Himalayan Highlands Habitat (plus a lot more). Get information to plan your visit, including hours, rates, events, and directions, and listen to behind-the-scenes podcasts.
With more than 4,000 animals from 700 different species, this popular zoo receives about 1.6 million visitors each year. Learn about animals and plants, as well as the zoo’s education and conservation programs, activities for kids, and planning a visit.
San Diego Zoo
The coolest thing about this informative site is its live Web cams, which let you observe animals in real-time: pandas, polar bears, apes, and elephants. But there’s a lot more to explore, too, in these sections: Visit, Calendar, Animals & Plants, Kids, Education, Get Involved, and Donate. The site offers videos, free postcards, online ticket sales, and a store.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
The National Zoo’s site offers a world of information about animals and conservation. Twenty Web cams let you watch what animals are doing right now, and the Photo Gallery offers tours of the zoo’s different areas and exhibits. From backyard biology to rare and endangered species, you can learn about your favorite animals (and some you’ve never heard of). Find out about zoo events and activities, support the zoo with a donation, or shop in its online store. You can even buy animal-sound ringtones!
An information-filled site from one of the world’s largest zoos, with more than 5,000 animals living on a 710-acre site. The Animals section offers videos and fact sheets on dozens of animals from all over the world. There’s also information about events and programs, adopting an animal, zoo camp, conservation, and education, as well as an online store.
Written by the staff of Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, this blog talks about interactions with animals, what it’s like to work at a zoo, and zoo-related news.
Oregon Zoo Video Archive
The Oregon Zoo has put lots of animal and exhibit videos online for you to watch.