The Zoo Project: Capybara Version

When the Farm Manager read my book she was appalled.

“What are you thinking? We’re going to have so many visitors I’ll never get anything done around here! The traffic, our tiny parking lot, it will be a disaster! Then people will be asking for a concession stand and we’ll have to rent a port-a-potty. I’ll have to hire someone to operate the gift shop . . . what will the neighbors think?”

I hadn’t considered the consequences of my popularity. It would surely interfere with naptime. She agreed to let me continue with my book on the condition that she be allowed to insert an appendix: a list of zoos where people can see capybaras.

It turns out that a lot of zoos have capybaras. She’s working on what she calls The Zoo Project right now. I’m sure you can hear the cussing in the background. That’s because websites lie, google sends updates daily, and we get transferred from one zoo to another at the drop of a hat. That’s where you enter the picture. Could you please help the Farm Manager keep this list up-to-date by dropping her a line? If you send photos, I’ll talk her into making a gallery. If she can keep this list current, we won’t hear from disgruntled customers about an erroneous listing. Face it, you get what you pay for.

Here’s the list:

United States  
AL Montgomery Zoo
AR Little Rock Zoo
AZ Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde
AZ Reid Park Zoo, Tucson
AZ Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, Litchfield Park
CA Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno
CA Happy Hollow Zoo, San Jose
CA San Diego Zoo
CA San Francisco Zoo
CO Denver Zoological Gardens
DE Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington
FL Brevard Zoo, Melbourne
FL Jacksonville Zoo
FL Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, West Palm Beach
FL Zooworld, Panama City Beach
ID Zoo Boise, Boise
IL Scovill Children’s Zoo, Decatur
KS Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina
KS Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita
LA Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria
LA Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans
LA Baton Rouge Zoo
MA Forest Park Zoo, Springfield
MA Franklin Park Zoo/Stone Zoo, Boston
MA Southwick’s Zoo, Menden
MD Salisbury Zoological Park, Salisbury
ME York’s Wild Kingdom, York
MI John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
MO Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City
MO Saint Louis Zoological Park
MS Hattiesburg Zoo
NJ Bergen County Zoological Park, Paramus
NJ Cape May County Park Zoo
NJ Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
NM Albuquerque Biological Park
NY Animal Adventure Park, Harpursville
NY Buffalo Zoological Gardens
NY Staten Island Zoo
OH African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton
OH Akron Zoological Park, Akron
OH Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
OH Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
OR West Coast Game Park, Bandon
PA Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown
PA Erie Zoo
PA Lake Tobias Zoo, Halifax
PA Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
SC Waccatee Zoological Farm, Myrtle Beach
TN Brights Zoo, Limestone
TN Chattanooga Zoo
TN Memphis Zoo
TX Caldwell Zoo, Tyler
TX Cameron Park Zoo, Waco
TX Dallas World Aquarium
TX Dallas Zoo
TX El Paso Zoo
TX Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville
TX Houston Zoo
TX San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium
TX Sharkarosa Park, Pilot Point
TX Snake Farm, New Braunfels
TX TDS Game Ranch, Creedmore
VA Roer’s Zoofari, Reston
WI Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison
Alberta Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton
B.C. Aldergrove Zoo, Vancouver
B.C. Kangaroo Creek Farm, Winfield
Ontario Bervie Zoological Park, Kincardine
Ontario Riverview Park and Zoo, Peterborough
Ontario Toronto Zoo, Scarborough
Ontario High Park Zoo, Toronto
Ontario Bowmanville Zoo, Toronto
Quebec Biodome, Montreal
Quebec Granby Zoo, Granby
Austria Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schonbrunn)
Belgium Dierenpark Planckendael, Mechelem
Belarus Minsk Zoo
Czech Republic Zoological Garden in Jihlava (Zoologická Zahrada Jihlava)
Denmark Copenhagen
England Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
England Chessington Zoo, Surrey
England Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester
England Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Ilfracombe
England Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire
England Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon
England Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex
England Exmoor Zoo, South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, North Devon
England Port Lympne Reserve, Nr. Ashford, Kent
England Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall
England Peak Wildlife Park, Winkhill, Leek
England Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria
England Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Germany Zoo Schwerin, Germany
Germany Erlebnis Zoo, Hannover, Germany
Germany Tierpark Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
Holland Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Holland Apenheul Primate Park, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Holland Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hungary Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, Hungary
Ireland Fota Island Wildlife Park, Ireland
Northern Ireland Belfast Zoo
Russia Krasnoyarsk Park of Flora and Fauna
Russia Moscow Zoo, Russia
Russia Limpopo Zoo, Yaroshenko
Russia Novosibirsk Zoo
Russia Perm Zoo
Russia Rostov-on-Don Zoo, Rostov
Slovakia Zoo Bratislava
Slovenia Ljubljana Zoo, Slovenia
Spain Barcelona Zoo, Spain
Sweden Kolmarden Animal Park, Norrkoping
Sweden Parken Zoo, Eskiltuna
Switzerland Berne Animal Park, Berne, Switzerland
Switzerland Zurich Zoo , Switzerland
Ukraine Kiev Zoo
Ukraine Rivne Zoo
Wales Folly Farm, Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire
Latin America
Bolivia Santa Cruz Zoo, Bolivia
Brazil Bosque dos Jequitibas, Campinas, Sao Paulo
Brazil Rio Zoo, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Jardim Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Mexico Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City
Uruguay Eco-Zoologico Reserve, Baños de Agua Santa
Hong Kong Ocean Park
Japan Izu Shaboten Zoological Park (Izu Cactus Park), Ito
Japan Nagasaki Bio Park
Japan Nasu Animal Kingdom, Nasu-machi
Japan Saitama Children’s Zoo
Japan Many other zoos in Japan feature capybaras:
Malaysia Zoo Negara, Malaysia
Singapore Night Safari of Singapore
Taiwan Taipei Zoo, Taiwan
Antilles St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Australia Adelaide Zoo, South Australia
Australia Wildlife HQ Zoo, Queensland
Bahamas Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre, Nassau
South Africa Joburg Zoo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Trinidad Emperor Valley Zoo, Port of Spain, Trinidad


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