Living Desert Named Among America's 10 Best Zoos by Conde Nast T - Palm Springs News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

Palm Desert

Living Desert Named Among America's 10 Best Zoos by Conde Nast Traveler

Posted: Updated:
Palm Desert, CA -

The Living Desert in Palm Desert was named one of the 10 best zoos in the country by Conde Nast Traveler, calling it ``undoubtedly the best desert-themed zoo in America.''

``The Living Desert is extremely proud to make this list along with other prestigious zoos across the country,'' said President and CEO Allen Monroe. ``It's always gratifying to be recognized for our uniqueness, and we'll continue to make it a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests.''

Story: The Living Desert Celebrates National Zookeeper Week

The Living Desert was sixth on Conde Nast Traveler's list, which was published last week. ``Because land is fairly plentiful in the middle of the California
desert, seeing the animals here feels a little like stepping onto the set of `The Lion King,''' Conde Nast said of the Coachella Valley attraction. ``The desert animals roam free with little inhibition, while visitors can roam the 50 gardens of 1,400 different plant and animal species.''

Story: The Living Desert Breaks Ground on Crossroads of Conservation

The San Diego Zoo was number one on the list, with the Indianapolis Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, St. Louis Zoo and Bronx Zoo also making the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, and the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Cathedral City

    Man Taken Into Custody Following Barricade Situation at Cathedral City Home

    Man Taken Into Custody Following Barricade Situation at Cathedral City Home

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:18:03 GMT

    Cathedral City police responded to a call around 6:49 AM in the 69200 block of Bella Vista Road in Cathedral City about a possible barricade situation. A mutual argument between roommates broke out causing one roommate to grab some type of weapon, that wasn't a gun. According to police, something happened with that weapon, but there is no word of what or injuries. The suspect at one point, came outside and challenged police officers. SWAT, K9 units, and P.A.C.T. have been called to ...

    Cathedral City police responded to a call around 6:49 AM in the 69200 block of Bella Vista Road in Cathedral City about a possible barricade situation. A mutual argument between roommates broke out causing one roommate to grab some type of weapon, that wasn't a gun. According to police, something happened with that weapon, but there is no word of what or injuries. The suspect at one point, came outside and challenged police officers. SWAT, K9 units, and P.A.C.T. have been called to ...

  • Coachella Valley

    Amber Alert Canceled: 9-Year-Old Boy Found Safe

    Amber Alert Canceled: 9-Year-Old Boy Found Safe

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:48:49 GMT

    A car believed to have been used in the abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Santa Maria, prompting an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, was found abandoned today, but the child and the suspect remained missing and were believed to be traveling in another vehicle. 

    A car believed to have been used in the abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Santa Maria, prompting an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, was found abandoned today, but the child and the suspect remained missing and were believed to be traveling in another vehicle. 

  • Riverside County

    Two Suspects Arrested For Agricultural Thefts From Farming Communities

    Two Suspects Arrested For Agricultural Thefts From Farming Communities

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:01:50 GMT

    On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team were investigating a recent increase in agricultural thefts from the farming community of the Thermal and Mecca area farms. 

    On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team were investigating a recent increase in agricultural thefts from the farming community of the Thermal and Mecca area farms. 

Powered by Frankly