Fort Worth Zoo once again named a top 5 zoo
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Fort Worth Zoo once again named a top 5 zoo

The results are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Zoos, and the Fort Worth Zoo is proud to announce that it has been named the No. 5 zoo in North America. In addition, the Zoo’s Museum of Living Art (MOLA) exhibit placed third in the Best Zoo Exhibit category.

USA Today assembled a panel of industry experts who created the lists of zoos and exhibits it deemed the top 20 in North America. The newspaper then opened the voting, asking the public to choose the top 10.  Voters could vote once a day, every day for four weeks until the contest closed on Monday, April 30. The final rankings were revealed this morning, Friday, May 4.

These are the latest honors for the internationally recognized zoo, which has been ranked the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey.

The Zoo is especially proud to have MOLA recognized, as the facility not only allows guests to observe and interact with rare, endangered and critically endangered species, but many of these species are being bred and introduced into the wild – saving populations of animals all over the world.

Thank you for casting your votes and, once again, putting an international spotlight on the Fort Worth Zoo,” said Michael Fouraker, Fort Worth Zoo executive director. “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.”

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.