This week I have been preparing for a virtual course in Sao Paulo and I have been thinking about my last trip there in 2019.
While in Sao Paulo I visited the zoo and it has me thinking about what zoos I have visited around the world. Had I visited zoos or safari parks on all continents?
South America – Check
I have visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, plus many others in the US.
I have also visited the Toronto Zoo.
North America – Check
I visited a Rhino and Lion park near Johannesburg, South Africa. Although technically a nature reserve, it is set up as a safari park and I am going to count it as a zoo for this quest.
Africa – Check
I have visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney several times.
Australia – Check
I have visited the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo as well as zoos in Singapore and in Mysore, India. I have also visited a couple of nature reserves in India.
Asia – Check
I searched my memory to see if I had visited a zoo in Europe, and the only thing close was a visit to the Phyletisches Museum in Jena, Germany. For this quest, it needs to be live animals.
Europe – No
Perhaps on my next trip to Germany I will try and visit the zoo in Leipzig. I actually thought about it during my last trip. Now that it is the only continent that I need for my zoo quest I may have to make it happen.
Wait, there are seven continents. There are of course no zoos in Antarctica, but I did see many animals in the wild there when I cruised along the Antarctic Peninsula. Here is an orca that I saw on the trip.
The cruise was a water and ice safari in a big boat 🙂
Antarctica – N/A but Check 🙂
Have you visited a zoo on a continent other than the one you live on?