The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium here in Arizona is one of the best zoos I’ve ever been to. Not only do they boast Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals, but they also have Arizona’s first and only public aquarium with 225,000 gallons of fresh & salt water in 80 exciting exhibits.
We went the first weekend of December; What better way to enjoy the gorgeous 75* weather?! The zoo wasn’t very busy at all- a shock and a pleasure- so we were able to spend some time looking at all of the animals without feeling like we should hurry and get out of the way so others could see too.
I love it here because you can get up so close to the animals that you can actually see them quite well! We love the other zoo here in Phoenix, but some of the exhibits are so far away and it’s nearly impossible to see the animals well. At the Wildlife World Zoo it almost feels as if you could touch the animals (though they’re still far enough away for the safety of both the animal and the observer).
In the aquarium portion of the zoo, you’ll see sharks, stingrays, penguins, seahorses and more. You’ll pet the stingrays and there’s also a touch tank with horseshoe crabs, starfish and more.
We also were able to ride the carousel, Skyride, Log Flume Ride and the train! Other than the carousel, the rest take you through (or over) the exhibits for a closer look. The Skyride takes you over quite a few of the exhibits, like the kangaroos, camels and porcupines! The Log Ride takes you past the aquarium for a close up look at some of the fish. The train takes you through some of the less dangerous exhibits past gazelle, deer, ostriches and more.
I took almost 700 pictures… Can you tell we had a great time?! We can’t wait to go back!
If you’re ever in Phoenix (or if you live here) be sure and check out the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium! You won’t be disappointed!
We were given tickets to the zoo for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are our own.