When I was a teenager I had a map on my wall showing all the AZA zoos in the country. I thought I would work on visiting as many of those zoos as I could when I grew up and I eventually graduated with a Zoology major, anticipating that I would be a zookeeper. Approaching 40 years old, I haven’t visited close to as many zoos as I wanted, but for years I had this map in my mind with pins showing where I’ve been. I’ve listed below the zoos and aquariums I’ve visited, and provided links to blogs either talking about those zoos or showing pictures of my adventure. Feel free to follow along as I fill in the map and show you where I’ve been!
If you’d like to donate to my goal of visiting more zoos and aquariums around the country and shared my photos feel free to donate below. Then continue to enjoy and share in my animal adventures!
Any donations to help me visit more zoos and document my journey which you can share in vicariously are appreciated. This is not a 501(c)(3) non profit.
+ Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA – Interned here in 2004!
+ Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA
+ San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
+ San Diego Safari Park, Escondido, CA
+ Sea World, San Diego, CA – Worked here in 2015 – 2016!
+ Connecticut Beardsley Zoo, CT
+ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, CO
+ Denver Zoo, Denver, CO
+ Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria, LA
+ Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA
+ Baton Rouge Zoo, Baton Rouge, LA
+ Central Park Zoo (2006)
+ Caldwell Zoo, Tyler, TX
+ Dallas Zoo, Dallas , TX – Volunteered here in 2005 working with Okapi, Gemsbok and Lesser Kudu!
+ Fort Worth Zoo
+ Sea World, San Antonio, TX
+ San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, TX
+ Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, Tyler, TX
+ Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA
+ Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, WI