MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Memphis Zoo is celebrating being named one of the top 10 best zoos in the country.
The zoo was one of several up for consideration as the best zoo in the U.S. for USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice poll.
Based on reader votes and travel experts, the Memphis Zoo was named eighth best in the country. The winner is home to possibly the most famous zoo animal in the country, Fiona the hippo.
See the top 10 winners below.
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden -- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium -- Omaha, Nebraska
- Saint Louis Zoo -- St. Louis, Missouri
- Fort Worth Zoo -- Fort Worth, Texas
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium -- Columbus, Ohio
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo -- Colorado Springs
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- Columbia, South Carolina
- Memphis Zoo -- Memphis, Tennessee
- Audubon Zoo -- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Dallas Zoo -- Dallas, Texas