Zoos Through The Eyes Of Photographers
Name of location:Fort Worth Zoo
Date of visit:March 2010
Location:Fort Worth, TX
This is one of the best zoos for photography that I've been to.
If you love macro photography, reptiles and lizards, this zoo has the BEST reptile house I've seen. They had just opened it a few weeks before our visit, the Museum of Living Art. The glass was new, and hence pretty scratch free, and for being a reptile house, it had some of the best lighting in those glass cages that I've seen.
There's also a very nice outdoor pool next to the MOLA that sits next to a cafeteria where turtles and alligators/crocodiles, can be seen swimming while you eat.
It's not an enormous zoo, but there are parts of it that are pretty spread out. I spent the day there (it was pretty chilly, freak snow storm in TX in March, so there were parts of exhibits I didn't see), but can't wait to go back to this zoo when it's warmer.
Types of cages at the zoo
All types of cages.
Example, wire cages for a lot of the birds.
Open range viewing for lions, tigers, gorillas, etc.
Gorillas indoors is unnatural, but their outdoor exhibit is natural.
Some of the older exhibits are less natural. But looks like they're trying to improve most of them to be more natural setting.
Health and Activity of the Animals
Seemed to be healthy and active animals, expect for the gorillas who were indoors and thus sleeping. Probably due to the cold weather. As with any zoo, the animals in smaller exhibits seemed to pace.