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TripAdvisor announces Travelers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums

Newton, Mass., – TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site,  announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe.

In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

“For those wanting to see the world’s most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travelers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe.”

Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 3 Zoos in World
1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California, Unites States
3. LoroParque, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

Top 3 Aquariums in World
1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
2. Oceanario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, US

Top 3 Zoos in Asia
1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore
2. KhaoKheow Open Zoo, Chonburi Province, Thailand
3. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Karnataka, India

Top 3 Aquariums in Asia
1. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka, Japan
2. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho, Japan
3. Siam Ocean World, Bangkok, Thailand

The U.S. leads the tally of world lists of zoos and aquariums, with nine of the top 25 zoos including the top two with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska and the San Diego Zoo in California . Ten of the top 25 world aquariums are in the U.S., including five of the top 10 with Monterey, California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium topping the world list. Source : TripAdvisor , August 13, 2014

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