National Zoological Park (United States)

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008

The main entrance of the zoo

Founded in 1889, The American National Zoological Park Smithsonian National Zoological Park, also known as short- National Zoo, is located north of Washington DC and is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. In addition to the 66 -acre park and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute ( SCBI ) in Front Royal is one with his non-public 1,300 acre facility to the zoo. Due to some 30 million U.S. dollars donation per year ( consisting of 70 % public and 30 % private donations ) can afford the Park, part of the Smithsonian Institution to be collected as no admission charge. The zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( WAZA ).

The zoo has on the public, you're part of some 30 hectares area, which are steep climbs for the disabled to cope in a natural, hilly terrain with efforts. The zoo is home to 30 to 40 endangered species on both plots.