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.
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 my project, you can donate by clicking the PayPal Donate button below. 100% of donations will go to zoo admission, reasonable, modest travel and accommodations for the project, or, in the event that I end up with an excess, donations to the zoo or zoos of your choice (I will ask you all if this happens).
If you’d like to help The Swanky Zoo Project in a different way, you can purchase any of the photos taken at the zoo by visiting Swanky Luv’s print store.