The Fort Worth Zoo has once again been named one of USA Today's 10 Best Zoos, coming in at No. 5. Additionally, the zoo's Museum of Living Art exhibit was ranked No. 3 in the Best Zoo Exhibit category.
The No. 1 zoo this year is the Saint Louis Zoo, followed by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The Dallas Zoo also made the list, ranking No. 7.
To put together the list, USA Today assembled a panel of industry experts who chose the top 20 zoos and exhibits in North America. The public was then tasked with voting for the top 10.
This is the second consecutive year that the Fort Worth Zoo has been named among USA Today's 10 Best Zoos. Last year, the zoo ranked No. 4.
Fort Worth Zoo executive director Michael Fouraker thanked voters for their support.
“It is the work of our dedicated staff and the support from our loyal guests and friends that make the Fort Worth Zoo truly special," he said in a statement.