WorldWide ZooGuide

I worked at the National Zoo in Washington DC this summer, and three years ago I picked up kangaroo poop at Australia Zoo near Brisbane. I realized that I have prowled around more zoos as an adult than I care to admit, so here is my zoo guide to the best five zoological parks you should visit before you die. Zoo Lovers unite.

What the Locals Do: Northern California

Whenever I say to anyone that I'm from California, they either reply with a nonchalant semi-rhetorical “Oh, LA?” or raise their eyebrows slightly jealously with a look on their face that assumes exactly the same.