St. Louis, MO- The Saint Louis Zoo has been chosen as the top winner in the “Best Zoo” category of the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the second year in a row it has received this award. The contest was sponsored by USA TODAY. In addition, The Zoo’s “Sea Lion Sound” also won “Best Zoo Exhibit” in a separate poll.
The Zoo and Sea Lion Sound were among 20 nominated U.S. zoos and zoo exhibits, all accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts. Visitors to 10Best.com were asked to vote for their favorite U.S. zoo and zoo exhibit from April 2 to April 30. The results of the top 10 in each category were announced today on 10Best.com.
The top 10 Best Zoos list includes:
The top 10 Best Zoo Exhibits list includes:
The 1.5-acre Sea Lion Sound at the Saint Louis Zoo is about as close as you can come to swimming with sea lions without actually jumping in the water. At the heart of the exhibit, home to nine California sea lions and three harbor seals, is a 35-foot-long underwater viewing tunnel where visitors can see the marine mammals swimming around them. The exhibit’s 881-seat amphitheater hosts the First Bank Sea Lion Show where the sea lions show off their amazing abilities.
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