PHOTOS: A Tour of the World-Famous Toledo Zoo


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.

The Toledo Zoo is located at 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609. For tickets and more information, visit or call 419-385-5721.