Zoos are a great place to learn about the flora and fauna of a particular region. However, did you know you can explore the country’s best zoos without leaving home? If you’re interested, take virtual tours of America’s best zoos from your living room couch at Farmington Lakes Apartments.
The San Diego Zoo
Voted the number one zoo in the world, the San Diego Zoo focuses on saving endangered species around the world. It has conservation programs in 45 countries. The zoo is also home to over 3,000 animals, including the largest number of koalas outside Australia.
A webcam follows polar bears as they play with their toys and bask in the sun. The zoo claims that “every day is an arctic day in the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge.” The bears also enjoy swimming in their pool, and the webcam offers an especially engaging way to learn about their habits.
The Detroit Zoo
With over 1.5 million visitors every year, the Detroit Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in Michigan. The zoo opened in 1928. Today, it’s home to the largest polar bear habitat in North America, as well as the world’s largest center for penguins. All of the fascinating exhibits can be viewed online.
The webcam offers an up-close look at four North American river otters. The characteristic animals romp on land and chase each other through the water. You may need to look closely, as they can be hard to spot at times.
The Maryland Zoo
Nestled in Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo strives to inspire people to support the conservation of wild animals and places. The zoo opened in 1876, making it the country’s third oldest attraction of its type. It’s also noted for maintaining North America’s most successful African penguin breeding colony.
The webcams show both land and underwater images from Penguin Cove. Zoo workers feed the penguins twice a day, at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m respectively.
All in all, these virtual tours of America’s best zoos offer plenty of fun for everyone. And, as a resident of Farmington Lakes Apartments, you can enjoy these tours in comfort and live in proximity to some of Chicagoland’s premier attractions. If you’re searching for a place to hang your hat, contact us today. We can schedule a virtual tour of our premium living spaces and amenities.Back to all posts