Third Time's a Charm: Fort Worth Zoo Cracks Top 5 Again

Fort Worth Zoo

The results are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Zoos, and the Fort Worth Zoo has been named the No. 4 zoo in the nation. Additionally, the zoo’s African Savanna placed sixth in the Best Zoo Exhibit category.

This is the third year of polling and also the third year the zoo has finished in the top five, coming in at No. 5 in 2018 and No. 4 the previous year.

The recognized African Savanna exhibit is phase one of a four-part project, A Wilder Vision. This $100 million master plan will completely redesign the Fort Worth Zoo with renovated and reimagined habitats.

This year’s No. 1 zoo was the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Saint Louis Zoo coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The Dallas Zoo also made the list at No. 10.

by Rebecca Williams