Cincinnati Zoo

Consistently ranked among the top zoos in North America, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to 500+ animals and 3,000+ plant species. It’s one of the oldest zoo in United States, having opened in 1875 and becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s most notable resident comes from a moment of infamy in 2016 when Harambe, a 17-year old gorilla weighing 440 pounds, was fatally shot by zoo staff after a boy fell into his enclosure.