1. San Francisco Zoo

Located on the southwestern corner of San Francisco, this is one of the most exciting zoos in San Francisco. The zoo is actually located between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean.

2. Oakland Zoo

The zoo is mainly managed by the Conservation Society of California. The zoo is situated on a 100-acre land.

3. Aquarium of the Bay

As the name implies, it is the home of several aquatic animals. Very rare species of sea animals can be found in this aquarium.

4. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

The park and the zoo are comparatively small in size. It is spread in an area of about 16 acres.

5. Safari West

It is a very renowned forest reserve that is estimated to be about 400 acres in area. It is located in Sonoma County.

6. Sacramento Zoo

The zoo is located on William Park Land Park, California. When it was started back in the year 1927, it merely had 40 animals and with the time, the number increased.

7. California Academy of Science

It is a research center and also a museum of natural animals. This place is also counted among one of the largest natural museums of the world.

8. San Diego Zoo

It is the most popular zoo in the whole world. It is located in Balboa Park. There are about 650 species that can be noticed here.

9. Monterey Bay Aquarium

It is a non-profit public aquarium that is situated in California. Various types of marine creatures are found here. This place is also among the best zoos in the San Francisco Bay area.

10. Denver Zoo

The 80- acre zoo is located on the City Park of Denver. It is the most popular place of the Denver Metropolitan area. The zoo is a very polite and peaceful place