Zoos are a place where stars surrender the spotlight to the adorable animals occupying the exhibits. Here’s a compilation of zoo locations where celebrities have been spotted in the wild!
Adelaide SA 5000
- Hugh Jackman had an “Amazing stop in at The Adelaide Zoo” in December 2015 and even snapped a selfie with a panda during his time being showed around.
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ALICE SPRINGS REPTILE CENTRE
9 Stuart Terrace Alice Springs
NT 0870 Australia
(+61) 8 8952 8900
- Ciara and her son took an “unreal” selfie beside un underwater crocodile. They also witnessed a crocodile feeding during their February 2015 visit.
1638 Steve Irwin Way
Beerwah, Queensland 4519
(+61) 7 5436 2000
- Bindi Irwin was “Watching the sunset with lemurs jumping in the trees overhead” and said, “What a perfect way to end the day” in December 2015.
- Derek Hough “Finally got to meet Derek Hough the Koala” in December 2015 and “Reunited with my little” Bindi Irwin (and a big rhino!) during the same trip.
- On a Thursday in January 2015, Jennifer Meyer threw things back to “that time I made a new friend in Australia.”
- Justin Timberlake kicked it with April, the koala with “so much SWAG,” and fed Weipa, a 14-foot crocodile, during his September 2014 visit.
- Kim Kardashian kuddled a koala when she was here in September 2014.
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2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460
- For World Turtle Day in May 2015, Lucy Liu posted a selfie with Rocket, a 100 year old tortoise.
CENTRAL PARK ZOO
64th St and 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10021
- Ciara celebrated her 29th birthday here in October 2014 with her daughter, her bestie La La Anthony, and La La’s son Kaiyan (who posed with the birthday girl inside some turtle shell statues!)
CLELAND CONSERVATION PARK
Mount Lofty Summit Road
Cleland SA 5152
(+61) 8 8339 2444
- Mariah Carey held Edmond the koala to pose for a pic with dem babies and joked about taking bets on a kangaroo fight she observed while on the property in November 2014.
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COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM
4850 W Powell Road
Powell, OH 43065
- JoAnna Garcia Swisher thanked the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium “for the most INCREDIBLE day” she and her family had here in August 2015.
Dublin 8, Ireland
(+353) 1 474 8900
- Blue skies and a group of giraffes greeted Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter when the mother-daughter duo dropped in back in March 2014.
Nietgedacht 535-Jq, 1747
(+27) 87 150 0100
- Jessie J seemed smitten by a cute lion cub she snapped a pic with in September 2014.
- La La Anthony smiled wide as she snuggled up to a lion cub, calling her August 2014 time at the park “the perfect ending to a life changing trip.”
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LINCOLN PARK ZOO
2001 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
- Giuliana Rancic, Bill Rancic, and son Duke had a “#familyday at Lincoln Park Zoo” on a “65 and sunny” Sunday in November 2015. The Rancic crew checked out the giraffes and camels.
What does the fox say? “Big day at the Los Angeles Zoo!” A photo posted by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) on
LOS ANGELES ZOO
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
- Alyssa Milano wore furry ears to ask, “What does the fix say?” after a “Big day at the Los Angeles Zoo” in November 2015.
- Christina Aguilera thanked her husband for making “the best home vids of us & the kids,” with their “Latest family outing” at the Los Angeles Zoo in July 2015. The group got to feed a giraffe!
- Molly Sims spent part of her 42nd birthday weekend in May 2015 partying with the animals and her family.
- “They say it’s good luck to get a kiss from an #Okapi – don’t they?” Lance Bass asked when he got close to the giraffe-related creature in April 2015.
- Jeremy Piven‘s entourage on a December day in 2014 included a hungry giraffe. It was “An honor to feed this long gentleman,” he said.
- Pete Wentz enjoyed “Zoo lights at the la zoo” in November 2014.
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PARIS ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Route de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil, 75012
(+33) 811 22 41 22
- Elizabeth Berkley and her son were making memories on a rainy day in October 2015 at the Paris Zoological Park and said it was the “best way to do #pfw if you ask me #evenbetteronarainyday.” The two took time to check out the giraffes.
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455 N Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
- The West family took a walk on the wild side while in the area for Super Bowl weekend 2015. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and their daughter North West enjoyed a day trip to see all the animals.
SAN DIEGO ZOO
2920 Zoo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
- Kourtney Kardashian commented on the “pretty kitty” cheetah and the “beautiful creatures” that are giraffes during a couple fun days at the zoo in August 2014 with son Mason Disick, daughter Penelope Disick, niece North West, and mom Kris Jenner (who said her own one-year-old birthday was here!)
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SEA WORLD GOLD COAST
Sea World Dr.
Main Beach QLD 4217
(+61) 7 5588 2222
- Sam Smith said he was “IN HEAVEN” receiving a smooch from a seal in January 2015.
Bao Bao. Absolutely awesome experience at The Smithsonian Zoo, Washington DC. #thankyou #pandababy #baobao A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on
SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
- Hugh Jackman had an “Absolutely awesome experience at The Smithsonian Zoo” in December 2013. He seemed to particularly like observing Giant Panda cub Bao Bao, who was born just a few months before.
More good times at #symbiozoo River loves animals!! A photo posted by Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) on
SYMBIO WILDLIFE PARK
7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr.
Helensburgh NSW 2508
(+61) 2 4294 1244
- Kelly Clarkson brought her animal-loving daughter River here on their first day in Australia in May 2015. The singer deemed it the “Best day ever!” since they “made lots of friends” with the koalas and kangaroos. Kelly suggests we all “Check this place out!”
Bradleys Head Road
Mosman NSW 2088
(+61) 2 9969 2777
- Naomi Watts and family had a “Fantastic day meeting the lovely koala and all the other animals” at Taronga Zoo on New Year’s Eve in December 2015.
- Eva Longoria exchanged a kiss with a koala here in July 2015.
- “Critter creeping” is what Tony Hawk called his February 2015 adventures with giraffes, a sea lion, baby kangaroo, and of course, a koala.
- Heidi Klum had “So much fun in Australia visiting the @tarongazoo!” in January 2015. The supermodel got up close with a super tall giraffe.
- It was “love at first sight” for Alessandra Ambrosio and a cute koala in September 2014. She also made “friends with the locals” — that is, she happily fed a couple kangaroos.
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2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
- Harry Connick, Jr. snapped an “octopus stalkie” when he was at the Toledo Zoo in August 2015.
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TURTLE BACK ZOO
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
- Ivanka Trump and her daughter were “Feeding the birds at the Turtle Back Zoo” in August 2015.
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WILD LIFE HAMILTON ISLAND
1 Resort Dr.
Hamilton Island QLD 4803
(+61) 7 4946 9078
- Blake Lively said her kangaroo “Selfie game was strong …until I got photobombed by some crazy fan” — Taylor Swift! — when they were at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island in December 2015.
ZOOLOGICAL WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
16225 SW 172nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33187
- Monica “fell in LOVE” with Valentino, an adorable lar gibbon she says has matching hair and gives the sweetest hugs.
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
- Monica said daughter Laiyah loved their behind-the-scenes experience at the zoo in June 2015. You can book a special wild encounter ($35-$268 plus zoo admission) for yourself here.
I am spending the day at Zoo Miami with my daughters Chance and Vega! #BlessedBeyondMyWishes A photo posted by Danny Wood (@dannywoodofficial) on
1 Zoo Blvd.
152nd Street Miami, FL 33177