AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited The Toledo Zoo. The zoo began in 1900 as Toledo Zoological Gardens and operated by the City of Toledo’s Parks Board. Toledo Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and participates in over 30 Species Survival Plans. It is also a member of the Butterfly Conservation Initiative (BFCI). The zoo has also been home to many firsts in the world of zoos; such as the first hippoquarium (and subsequently the first video of a hippo birth), as well as being the first place in the world to display the Kihansi spray toad. In 2014, the Toledo Zoo was named USA Today’s #1 zoo in America.