Cincinnati Zoo Named Best Zoo in the Nation by USA Today Readers’ Choice 2022 – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has just been named the best zoo in the United States

The Queen City Zoo won first place in the Best Zoo category of USA Today’s Top 10 Readers’ 2022 poll, according to our news partners WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

According to the survey, North America is home to “hundreds of zoos, including more than 200 facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).”

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The zoo’s botanical garden won second place in the Best Botanical Garden category. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Fla., was named first in this category, WCPO reported.

After USA Today travel experts select the top 20 nominees, the top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards are selected based on reader votes. Global Rewards cover everything from food and accommodations to travel gear and things to do.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized as a great zoo and botanical garden,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, WCPO reported. The zoo is a special place for Cincinnatians and visitors, and we want to thank everyone who voted for us in both categories.

The Cincinnati Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the United States – the Cincinnati Zoological Society began in 1873 and the zoo officially opened in 1875.

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