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Riverbanks Boasts Top 10 Ranking by World’s Largest Travel Site

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2012

TripAdvisor Ranks Zoo and Garden 4th Best in the U.S.

[Columbia, SC] — Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has been named one of America’s Top 10 zoos by TripAdvisor—the world’s largest travel site.

The TripAdvisor Popularity Index released Wednesday touted Riverbanks as the fourth best zoo in the nation for its ability to provide guests with up-close animal exhibits and interactive attractions. According to one TripAdvisor traveler, "Riverbanks Zoo is the perfect family outing.”

"Riverbanks is extremely honored to once again be recognized as one of the top zoos in the United States,” said Satch Krantz, executive director of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. "We are delighted that TripAdvisor travelers are spreading the word about the Zoo and Garden and what makes Riverbanks South Carolina’s largest and most popular tourist attraction.”

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 animals that represent more than 350 species from around the world. The Zoo offers guests daily animal encounters and presentations as well as several interactive attractions including giraffe feedings and the all-new Sky-High Safari—a 4-story vertical ropes challenge course.

Topping TripAdvisor’s list of top 10 zoos is the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska followed by the St. Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missouri and the Cape May County Park and Zoo in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Behind Riverbanks was the Memphis Zoo in Memphis Tennessee and San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California. Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana rounded out the top 10. Click here to see the complete list.

See what TripAdvisor travelers are saying about Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.