The Swanky Zoo Project

After visiting the Detroit Zoo on August 23, 2012, I decided that I would make it my mission to visit every zoo in the country.

SwankyLuv: The Swanky Zoo Project


As of 8/27/2012, there are 330 zoos in the United States (that I am aware of. If you notice one that I’ve missed, let me know). The total cost of admission to these zoos is just over $4,761 with an average price of $14.60. One of these zoos is special, though, in that the cost of admission is $700. Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary can only be accessed via Elephant Experience Weekend, which I can only hope they continue until I am able to visit, because that would be an amazing weekend.

If you would like to help further the Swanky Zoo Project, you can purchase prints at my print shop. 100% of profits will go to zoo admission, reasonable, modest travel and accommodations for the project.

Zoos To Visit

Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Birmingham Zoo Montgomery Zoo Mobile Zoo Alaska Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Alaska Zoo Arizona Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary Keepers of the Wild Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park Out of Africa Wildlife Park Phoenix Zoo Reid Park Zoo Wildlife World Zoo Arkansas Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting …

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Zoos Visited

These are the zoos I’ve visited since starting this project. I have linked to the blog post about each zoo, followed by the date visited and the zoo’s website. Detroit Zoo, 8/23/2012, Potter Park Zoo, 7/4/2013

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