The Maryland Zoo has lions and tigers and bears — and more!
The zoo is open year-round to visitors, who flock to take in the nearly 200 species of animals — from the cute and cuddly to the weird and wild. If you’re thinking of booking holiday apartments in Baltimore, make sure a trip to the Maryland Zoo is on your itinerary.
While a trip to the zoo may be among many adults’ favorite childhood memories, the Maryland Zoo encourages adults to make their own memories. Even if you’re not bringing kids along, the zoo offers plenty of exciting opportunities to be educated and entertained (and those over 21 can enjoy the fun with a Marga-cheeta!).
Here are a few must-sees on your trip:
Penguin Coast — The penguin sanctuary is the zoo’s newest addition. The recently renovated state-of-the-art exhibit brings the natural habit of South African penguins right to Baltimore. The upgrade allowed the zoo to double its penguin flock from 50 to 100, improve the penguins’ living conditions and incorporate new facilities for the birds’ housing, breeding, and care. Visitors also now have a front-row seat to the penguins, with underwater viewing and other water features.
Maryland Wilderness — Step out of Baltimore and into the wilderness. See goats graze, bats soar, and cows being milked. This section includes an expansive children’s zoo, a must-see for groups with youngsters, who will delight in the giant tree slide and train ride.
African Journey — Journey into the Sahara and see exotic animals in their natural habitats. From lions and lemurs to chimps and crocodiles, the residents will have visitors on the edges of their seats. Kids and adults are welcomed to get up close and personal with the animals with giraffe-feedings and camel rides.
Polar Bear Watch — The Arctic comes to life in this exhibit. See polar bears splish and splash and then sit in on the daily Polar Bear Chats, where zookeepers give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to care for the creatures.
Stop off at one of the zoo’s many refreshment areas to refuel and refresh on a hot, summer day. Make sure to stop by the gift shop before you head out to grab a souvenir to bring back with your memories to your holiday apartment in Baltimore.
The Maryland Zoo is the third-oldest zoo in the country, dating all the way back to 1876. With nearly 150 years under its belt, the zoo knows how to make your trip to Baltimore even more memorable.