Visiting Toledo Zoo

Doing research about visits, attractions and things to do, I found out about Toledo Zoo. It has been going since 1900 and is an established species survival plan participant that was rated the No. 1 zoo in America by USA Today. It has a range of areas, including Kingdom of the Apes and a hippoquarium.

snake toledo zoo

For pricing and directions click here – Toledo Zoo!

We went on a Monday (which offers local Lucas County residents – with proof of residency – free entry on a Monday between 10am-12pm) and the weather was perfect. It was very busy as it seemed to be the day for school visits, but it did not feel overcrowded as there is plenty to walk around and look at.

elephant toledo zoo

The information provided about each exhibit/animal was really interesting and informative and there was a good amount of focus on conservation and environmental issues. The animals seemed really well cared for with enclosures that were geared towards creating as ‘natural’ a habitat as possible, and I liked to see there were a lot of things to stimulate/entertain them.

orang toledo zoo

We did not stop and eat in the zoo as prices are pretty high, but next time we go, I think we will take a picnic with us as there are some lovely quiet spots you can sit down and rest for a bit.

flower toledo zoo

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I really enjoyed my time there, and would recommend it if you are visiting the area or live nearby. Have you ever been to Toledo Zoo? What did you think? What is your favourite ‘must-see’ animal when you go to a zoo?


13 thoughts on “Visiting Toledo Zoo

  1. Rachael says:

    I’ve been to the Toledo Zoo a couple of times – having zoo membership for the Detroit Zoo we get discounted tickets and we’ll be heading back in future months to see the new penguin exhibit.


  2. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault says:

    I have to admit being a bit in 2 minds about zoos and animals in captivity. That said some-one wrote on another post in Animal Tales that if zoos foster understanding and understanding fosters a desire to care and protect (something like that anyway) then zoos with well looked after animals do still have a role to play.

    Thank you very much for linking up with #AnimalTales.


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