Zoo Statistics

Zoo Statistics
Total Number of Accredited Zoos 142
Total Number of people who visit a zoo annually 175,000,000
Annual Zoo and aquarium revenue in the U.S. $5,136,250,000
Total Number of Animals in Accredited Institutions (Zoos, Aquariums, Ect.) 751,931
Total Number of Species housed in all Zoos 6,126
Total Number of Endangered Species in Zoo Captivity 1,041
Total amount of money contributed by Zoos and Aquariums Annually $16,000,000,000
Total Number of jobs provided by Zoos 142,000
Total number of people that visit a Zoo each year 175 million
Total Number of Zoos in Germany 414
Total Number of Species in the Berlin Zoo 1,500
Total size of the worlds largest Zoo 12,500 acres
Total Number of Zoos in the U.S. 350
  Largest Zoos in the World Acres Species Individual Animals
1 Berlin Zoological Garden 84 1,500 19,500
2 Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 130 962 17,000
3 London Zoo 36 755 16,000
4 Beijing Zoo 219 950 14,500
5 Columbus Zoo 580 793 9,000
6 Toronto Zoo 710 491 5,000
7 National Zoological Gardens of South Africa 210 705 9,000
8 Moscow Zoo 53 927 6,000
9 Bronx Zoo 265 650 4,000
10 San Diego Zoo 100 650 3,700

Zoos are also called zoological parks, zoological gardens, or menageries. The number of major animal collections open to the public around the world now exceeds 1,000, around 80 percent of them in cities.

Statistic Verification
Source: Zoo Facts, National Zoo
Research Date: April 8th, 2015

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