San Antonio Zoo named #2 zoo in the United States for conservation, animal welfare and education
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has been named the second-best zoo in the nation for conservation, animal welfare and education, according to an online industry publication.
Blooloop, touted as the world’s most widely read source of information for travel attractions industry professionals, ranked the zoo second only to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C.
On the overall list of 17 that also includes aquariums, the San Antonio Zoo came in at No. 4.
Blooloop only considered facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums – a designation that less than 10% of the 2,800 licensed animal exhibitors across the country obtain.
“We are incredibly honored by this recognition,” said Tim Morrow, president and CEO of the San Antonio Zoo. “Our staff are steadfastly dedicated to ensuring a future for wildlife here and around the world. Every time someone buys a ticket or membership, it helps fund our global conservation efforts, educational programs and zoo improvements. .
Blooloop said the world is facing a biodiversity crisis like never before and zoos are on the front lines working on conservation projects, conducting research and educating visitors.
The San Antonio Zoo donates nearly $1 million each year to support wildlife conservation, zoo officials said.
Only one other Texas attraction made Blooloop’s list – the Houston Zoo was ranked No. 9.
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