Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois is among 29 zoos worldwide that Budget Travel deems “unforgettable.”
Budget Travel magazine posted the list which is largely based on vacation ideas feedback from their audience.
Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia was named tops on the list for its ferry, cable car and views of the city and skyline along with the animals.
Other Midwest zoos on the list of “29 Unforgettable Zoos Everyone Should Visit” include the St. Louis Zoo, Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
Zoos in Australia, Germany, Canada and Ireland also made the list.
In its mention of Niabi Zoo, Budget Travel audience member Hannah Elizabeth Heath says it’s “a wonderful zoo but needs as much help as it can get because it doesn’t always get the funding it deserves.”