Time for some #ThrowBackThursday!
A panel of experts partnered with USA Today to pick the initial 20 nominees. All of the nominees were AZA accredited zoos, meaning they meet the highest standards in animal care, provide a fun and educational family experience and dedicate funds to scientific research, conservation and education programs.
Voters then determined the top 10 winners—the Saint Louis Zoo being number one. I guess that means that not only is our Zoo amazing, but our city also knows how to step it up!