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Zoos Across America

A list of zoos in the United States

By Rose Gordon

ARIZONA

Wildlife World Zoo
16501 W. Northern, Witchfield Park, 85340
What You’ll See: Twelve hundred birds on display. Lory and touraco interactive feeding exhibits, free-flight bird show and an African
walk-through aviary.
Contact: (623) 935-WILD

CALIFORNIA

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, 94605
What You’ll See: Several aviaries: Fischer’s lovebirds, hornbills, Princess parrot, Pionus parrot, doves and pigeons, and blue-and-gold macaws; Wildlife Theater in Children’s zoo, which includes cockatoos.
Contact: www.oaklandzoo.org,
(510) 632-9525

Sacramento Zoo
3930 W. Land Park, Dr., Sacramento, 95822
What You’ll See: Hornbills, African grey, toucans, Amazon, thick-billed parrots.
Contact: www.saczoo.com,
(916) 264-5885

San Diego Zoo
 2000 Zoo Dr., San Diego, 92101
What You’ll See: Macaws, mynah, hummingbirds and bearded barbets;  “Flights of Fancy,” once or twice a day, a free-flying flock of 11 macaws take to the air at the zoo; Scripps Aviary’s African rain forest includes 200 birds and waterfalls; two aviaries in the Monkey Trails exhibit.
Contact: www.sandiegozoo.org,
 (619) 231-1515,

San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park
5500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, 92027   
What You’ll See: Lorikeet landing offers the chance to feed nectar to these parrots. Other exhibits include “Condor Ridge” and a “Frequent Flyers” show.
Contact:www.sandiegowildanimalpark.org
(619) 231-1515

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 92701
What You’ll See: Caiques, macaws, Amazon, several toucan species and a hornbill
Contact: santaanazoo.org, (714) 836-4000

GEORGIA

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave, SE, Atlanta 30315
What You’ll See: More than 45 species: sun conures, ground hornbill and turacos; “Wildlife Birds Show.”
Contact: www.zooatlanta.org
(404) 624-5600

FLORIDA

Aviary & Zoo of Naples
9824 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120
What You’ll See: Sanctuary, park, and zoo all in one. Where animals reign supreme.
Contact: aviaryofnaples.com
(239) 353-2215

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Corner of Busch Blvd. and 40th St., Tampa
What You’ll See: Hornbills; “Lory Landing” is a domed habitat that showcases lories and turacos. Also a bird show in the Bird Gardens Theater with Amazons, macaws, hornbills, Eclectus and other birds.
Contact: www.buschgardenstampabay.com
(888)-800-5447

Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, 32413
What You’ll See: A 20,000-square-foot aviary; macaws, cockatoos, toucans, Amazons, African greys, conures, grass parakeets and a variety of finches and canaries; bird show several times a day.
Contact: www.gulfworldmarinepark.com
(850) 234-5271

Miami Metrozoo
12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, 33177
What You’ll See: Palm cockatoos, Pesquet’s parrots, black-necked storks; The American Bankers Family “Wings of Asia,” a 54,000-square-foot tropical Asian aviary with about 300 birds.
Contact: www.miamimetrozoo.com,
(305) 251-0400

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette Frank Rd., Naples, 34102
What You’ll See: Small collection of parrots, including macaws.
Contact: www.napleszoo.com,
(239) 262-5409

Parrot Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, 33132
Aviaries and exhibits located throughout the park.
Contact: www.parrotjungle.com
305-400-7216

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34234
What You’ll See: A variety of bird species including macaws, Amazons, conures, eclectus, cockatoos, and turacos. 
Contact: www.sarasotajunglegardens.com
(941) 355-5305

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604
What You’ll See: Three hundred to 350 individual birds on exhibit in the zoo’s two free-flight aviaries and Florida Boardwalk, including macaws and toco toucans. Lorikeet Landing is a free-flight aviary where visitors can feed the birds with nectar.
Contact: www.lowryparkzoo.com,
(813) 935-8552

ILLINOIS

Miller Park Zoo
1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington, IL  61701
What You’ll See: Tropical America Rainforest, with more than 20  species of free-flying birds, including tanagers, red-fronted macaws, Amazons, parrotlets, pigeons and saffron finch; summer bird show each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. 
Contact: www.millerparkzoo.org,
(309) 663-5906

INDIANA

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, 46808
What You’ll See: The family-oriented zoo exhibits more than 500 individual birds on 38 acres. Includes free-flying fruit doves and pigeons; an aviary with Australian rainbow lorikeets, five species of rosellas; a breeding colony of African black-masked lovebirds; an Australian finch aviary; and macaws; award-winning rain forest exhibit and a half-acre walk-through aviary.
Contact: www.kidszoo.org,
(260) 427-6800

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 46222
What You’ll See: An interactive lorikeet exhibit features 33 birds of six species.  Small cups of nectar may be purchased.
Contact: www.indianapoliszoo.com,
(317) 630-2001

Potawatomi Zoo
500 Greenlawn Ave., South Bend, 46615
What You’ll See: Hornbills, Swainson’s and keel-billed toucans, paradise tanagers, fairy blue birds and African cranes.
Contact: www.potawatomizoo.org,
(574) 235-9800

IOWA

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th St.,
Des Moines, 50315
What You’ll See: More than 120 free-flight avian species, including green-winged doves, 40 Gouldian finches, lilac-crowned fruit pigeons, Livingston’s turaco, and a scarlet macaw clay river bank.
Contact:  www.blankparkzoo.com,
(515) 285-4722

KANSAS

Lee Richardson Zoo
3121 Finnup Dr.,Garden City, 67846
What You’ll See: Turacos, lovebirds and lots of swans and ducks in the aviary.
Contact: www.garden-city.org/zoo/,
(620) 276-1250

Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 W. Zoo Blvd., Wichita, 67212
What You’ll See: Australian and South American outdoor walkway, which houses more than 100 species of free-flight birds, including seven species of macaws, guam rail, bleeding-heart pigeon, lorikeets, palm cockatoos, king parrots and eight species of Amazons.
Contact: www.scz.org
(316) 660-WILD

KENTUCKY

The Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213
Lorikeet Landing at Rainbow Springs is located in the Australian Area
Contact: www.louisvillezoo.org
502-459-2181

LOUSIANNA

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Rd., Baton Rouge, 70807
What You’ll See: “Tropical Bird House” houses both softbills and hornbills and the “African Flight Exhibit” contains turacos, sacred ibis and waterfowl.
Contact: www.brzoo.org
(225) 775-3877

MARYLAND

Salisbury Zoo
755 South Park Dr., Salisbury, 21802
What You’ll See: Two species of macaws and Amazons, and sun conures
Contact: www.salisburyzoo.org,
(410) 548-3188

MASSACHUSETTS

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston, 02121
What You’ll See: Lorikeets, cockatoos, African greys, Patagonian conure, blue-crowned hanging parrot, hornbills and Bali mynah. Two avian exhibits: Bird’s World, opened in 1913, separated into five habitats with free-flight birds; The Tropical Forest with hornbills and turacos.
Contact:  www.zoonewengland.com,
(617) 989-2000

MICHIGAN

Detroit Zoological Institute
Ten Mile Rd. & Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, 48073
What You’ll See: Walk-through aviary with more than 130 individuals of 30 species, including softbills, parrots,
turacos and fruit doves.
Contact: www.detroitzoo.org,
(248) 398-0903

John Ball Zoological Gardens
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, 49504
What You’ll See: The 2005 budgie exhibit contained more than 300 budgies and the exhibit will be expanded for 2006. Also ground hornbills and a South American Boardwalk. Daily bird show.
Contact: www.johnballzoosociety.org,
(616) 336-4301

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Aplle Valley, 5512
What You’ll See: Green aracari, Bali mynahs and greater Indian hornbills; the “World of Birds Show”six days a week.
Contact: www.mnzoo.org
(952) 431-9500

NEBRASKA

Riverside Zoo
1600 S. Beltline Hwy. W., Scottsbluff, 69361
What You’ll See: A sympatric, mixed species exhibit with normal grey cockatiels and bearded dragons. 
Contact: www.riversidezoo.org
(308) 630-6236

NEW JERSEY

Popcorn Park Zoo
Humane Way, Forked River, 08731
What You’ll See: This 7-acre rescue zoo is home to 20 cockatiels, 20 budgies, 12 finches, two Amazons, a cockatoo, an African grey and two macaws. Wildlife Club sponsorships for the birds that live at the zoo offer members updates and photos of their sponsored animal.
Contact: www.ahscares.org
(609) 693-1900,

NEW MEXICO

Rio Grande Zoo
903 Tenth St., SW, Albuquerque,  87102
What You’ll See: Umbrella cockatoo, Amazon, several species of macaws, sun conure, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Swainson’s toucan, pigeons, lorikeet and many birds of prey; the “World Animal Encounters Show” features macaws, hornbills and birds of prey. 
Contact: www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo,
(505) 764-6236


NEW YORK

The Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, 14214
What You’ll See: The Scrub Forest contains Cloncurry parrots, Princess parrots, red-rumped parrots, Eastern rosellas and Bourke’s parrots. At Lorikeet Landing visitors can feed lories, and in late 2006 or early 2007, a South American Rainforest will open with dozens of free-flight birds and an observation deck that offers a view of the canopy and a two-story waterfall.
Contact: www.buffalozoo.org,
(716) 837-3900   

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
1 Conservation Pl., Syracuse, 13204
What You’ll See: Twenty-six species of birds reside in the aviary here: hyacinth macaws, blue crowned motmots, bleeding heart doves and lorikeets.
Contact: www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org,
(315) 435-8511

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx River Pkwy at Fordham Rd., Bronx,10460
What You’ll See: Hornbills, flamingos and penguins, blue-fronted and Cuban Amazons and silvery-cheeked and trumpeter hornbills; an exhibit of lovebirds at the Carter Giraffe Building.
Contact: www.bronxzoo.com
(718) 367-1010

OHIO

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, 45220
What You’ll See: “A Celebration of Flight,” exhibit 160 species of birds, including including the paradise Tanager, Pesquet’s parrot, rhinoceros hornbill and king penguins. The summer show, “Great American Wings of Wonder Bird Show,” features 21 species of birds, including macaws. Passenger Pigeon Memorial.
Contact: www.cincinnatizoo.org,
(800)-94-HIPPO

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 44109
What You’ll See: Three species of macaws, lorikeets, palm and sulphur-crested cockatoos, African grey, toucan and thick-billed parrots; “Dr Zoolittle’s Wild Animal Show,” features trained parrots and other birds.
Contact: www.clemetzoo.com
(216) 661-6500

Toledo Zoo
2700 Broadway, 43609
What You’ll See: Cuban Amazons, Goldie’s lorikeet, exotic pigeons and hornbills; presented a 1999 Exhibit Award for Excellence for the aviary.
Contact:  www.toledozoo.org
(419) 385-5721

PENNSYLVANIA

National Aviary,  Allegheny Commons West,  Pittsburgh, 15212
What You’ll See: An indoor, nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Contains more than 700 birds: barbets, conures, macaws, flamingos, cockatoos and many more; “Wetlands of the America” exhibit, a lush free-flight exhibit, Tropical Forest exhibit; summer bird show with trained parrots, ravens, owls and hornbills.
Contact: www.aviary.org
(412) 323-7235

The Philadelphia Zoo
400 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia, 19104             
What You’ll See: The collection houses 350 birds, including hyacinth macaws, victoria-crowned pigeons and Kingfishers.
Contact:  www.philadelphiazoo.org,
(215) 243-1100

RHODE ISLAND

Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 02907
What You’ll See: Bali mynah, Eastern rosella, pigeons and doves; wetlands trail with native birds, including blue herons.
Contact: www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org,
(401) 785-3510

SOUTH CAROLINA

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Pkwy., Columbia, 29210
What You’ll See: Features three distinct avian habitats: Penguin Coast; Asian Trek, featuring the rhinocerous hornbill and the Bali mynah; and Savanna Camp, showcasing birds from Africa and South America.  Received the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Edward H. Bean Award for long-term breeding of toucans in 1997. Bird flight demonstrations are every day.
Contact: www.riverbanks.org
(803) 779-8717

SOUTH DAKOTA

Bramble Park Zoo
800 10th St., Watertown, SD 57201
What You’ll See: Blue-and-gold macaws, sun conures, cockatoo, hornbills, turacos and lots of waterfowl.
Contact: www.brambleparkzoo.com,
(605) 882-6269

TENNESSEE

Knoxville Zoo
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr., Knoxville, 37914
What You’ll See: Fifty species of birds; bird show that features the famous African grey, Einstein, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, “Good Morning America” and “Pet Star.”
Contact: www.knoxville-zoo.org,
(865) 637-5331

UTAH

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City
Destination Argentina, a free flight aviary featuring Argentine birds.
Contact: www.tracyaviary.org
801-596-8500


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Please add Parrot Mountain, in Pigeon Forge, TN!
Fantastic facility with MANY species of birds, and Beautiful gardens to enjoy!
A sanctuary for many, and an interactive experience with large parrots and smaller keets as well!
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GI Joe, Niota, TN
Posted: 6/11/2014 7:11:55 PM
Brevard Zoo in Melbourne FL has a great aviary where you can feed cockatiels and lories.
Sharon, Melbourne, FM
Posted: 6/7/2014 6:11:05 AM
I hope to be a part of an aviary and work with the birds in a zoo, in the future.
Courtney, St.George, KS
Posted: 10/6/2012 8:40:12 AM
The NC Zoo in Asheboro North Carolina has a fantastic bird aviary that should be included on this list.

R. J. Reynolds Forest Aviary
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Justin, Raleigh, NC
Posted: 5/25/2012 8:07:24 AM
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