Located near Powell, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 800 species. The zoo features six distinct regions: Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, Shores, Asia Quest, North America, and Heart of Africa. The zoo includes Grand Carousel, North America Train Ride, Camel Ride, Island Boat Ride, Pony Ride, Polar Playground, 4-D Theater, and more fun rides.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoo in the United States. The 64.5 acres zoo features over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species. Animals at the zoo are popular for several records - the longest living American alligator in captivity, the fastest cheetah in captivity, and the largest Komodo dragon. The zoo exhibits includes Africa, African Penguin Point, Cat Canyon, Dobsa Giraffe Ridge, Dragons, Gibbon Islands, Gorilla World, Jungle Trails, Lords of the Arctic, Lemur Lookout, Night Hunters, Otto M. Buddig Manatee Springs, P&G Discovery Forest, Reptile House, Rhino Reserve, Roo Valley, Elephant Reserve, Spaulding Children's Zoo, Swan Lake, Wolf Woods, Wings of the World, and World of the Insect.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a 183-acre zoo part of the Cleveland Metroparks. The zoo is home to more than 3,300 animals representing over 600 different species. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo features seven main exhibits: The RainForest, African Savanna, Australian Adventure, Wilderness Trek, Primate, Cat & Aquatics, Waterfowl Lake, and Monkey island. bio-thematic areas are is represent particular region of the world. The Cleveland Zoo is also known as one of the largest collections of primates in North America.
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is home to over 10,000 individual animals representing 720 species. The zoo features birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and aquarium animals. The zoo exhibits include Africa, Snow Leopards, Tiger Terrace, Tembo Trail, Reptile House, Primate Forest, Pheasantry, Penguin Beach, Nature's Neighborhood, Kingdom of the Apes, and Flamingo Key. The zoo also features aquarium with over 3000 aquatic animals. Other attractions of Toledo Zoo include encounter with grey wolves, gray and harbor seals, and polar bears.
The Akron Zoo located west of downtown is home to over 1,000 animals representing over 100 different species. The zoo animals include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The Akron Zoo exhibits include Legends of the Wild, Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge, Lehner Family Zoo Gardens, Wild Prairie, Komodo Kingdom, Penguin Point, Curious Creatures, Pride of Africa, Wild Asia, and Aviary. Other attractions of the zoos are carousel, train, and children play area.