Animal Encounters

Animal encounters include animal sanctuaries, national parks, state parks, zoos, aquariums, and other attractions and experiences involving animals.

5 Reasons to Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (Near Yellowstone National Park)

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (Near Yellowstone National Park)

On the edge of America’s first national park, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a not-for-profit wildlife park. The educational facility is dedicated to giving visitors the opportunity to observe the magnificent wild animals at the facility and learn how to co-exist with them in a shrinking world. Here are five reasons you should …

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What to Expect When You Visit the Albuquerque BioPark

Elephant at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

The Albuquerque Biological Park, often referred to as the Albuquerque BioPark, is made up of four separate facilities:  the Rio Grande Zoo, the Botanic Garden, an aquarium, and Tingley Beach. Here’s what to expect when you visit the Albuquerque BioPark.

A Visit to the Cincinnati Zoo (Yes, We Saw Fiona!)

A Visit to the Cincinnati Zoo (Yes, We Saw Fiona!)

While the Cincinnati Zoo has held the title of “Greenest Zoo in America” since 2010, it is now probably more famous as the home of Fiona the baby hippo. With photos and fun facts, join me on a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo!  

Fun Facts About Giant Pandas

Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness back in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by these adorable mammals. Here are 20 fun facts about giant pandas.

A Visit to Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

Should you visit the Atlanta Zoo?

In 1984, Zoo Atlanta was rated as one of the worst zoos in the nation. Then zoo leadership and the Atlanta community rallied to turn things around.  Is it worth visiting Zoo Atlanta today?

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