Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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About Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo also called Cleveland Zoological Park is a 183-acre zoo situated in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located at 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109, United States and is divided into several areas such as African Savanna, The Primate, Australian Adventure, Northern Wilderness Trek, Cat & Aquatics Building, The RainForest, Waterfowl Lake, and just recently added, the Asian Highlands. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is well known for having one of the largest collections of primates in North America.

In Cleveland, the Zoo was founded in 1882 and It is one of the most popular attractions sites by attendance in Northeast Ohio year-round with a two percent increase from the previous year to 1.2 million visitors in 2007.

According to the Zoo’s official website, it currently houses about 3,000 animals and these animals represent more than 600 different species. The most notable animals in the zoo are Timmy the Western lowland gorilla, Blackie the Nile hippopotamus and the Aldabra Tortoises. Seven main exhibits are featured in the Zoo among which include an eight-acre Australian habitat, a five-acre elephant crossing, and an African savannah.

Directions from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to Rhodes Security Services Office

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From Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, head southeast on Zoo Drive toward Zoo Road, turn left twice onto Wildlife Way and onto Pearl Road respectively, then turn right onto the I-71 N ramp to I-90 and merge onto I-71 N. Afterwards take the exit on the left toward I-90 E and keep left to continue at Lakeland Fwy. Also keep left at the fork to continue at OH-2 E/Lakeland Fwy (follow signs for Painesville). Take exit 215 for OH-306 toward Kirkland/Mentor-on-the-lake, then use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto OH-306 S/Reynolds Road, continue then turn left onto Tyler Boulevard. Take four right turns from Tyler Blvd onto Saint Clair Avenue, then turn left twice and you’ll arrive at Rhodes Security.

A Little About Cleveland

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. Located in Northeast Ohio along the southern shore of Lake Erie, it is situated across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and lies approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of Pennsylvania. Cleveland ranks as the second-largest city in Ohio and 54th-largest city in the U.S. with a 2020 population of 372,624. Cleveland is home to several major cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Another place of interest: Port of Cleveland – Cleveland Harbor