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Celebrating Zoo Lover’s Day

To view more photos and videos of Zoo Lover’s Day, browse the #zoolovers hashtag on Instagram.

Happy Zoo Lover’s Day! Since the London Zoological Gardens were established in 1828, zoos have been a place to marvel at some of the most fascinating wild animals in the world, all in one place. Many zoos, however, have developed broader and more ambitious goals around education and conservation, engaging visitors in deeper ways with the issues that animals and their habitats may face in the wild.

Interested in learning more about zoos through the day-to-day lives of the animals they care for? Be sure to follow these zoos on Instagram:

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Zoo Lover’s Day

Can’t get enough photos of cute baby animals born at the world’s zoos? No problem! Follow @zooborns for a daily dose of cute overload.

April 8th is Zoo Lover’s Day, and in celebration we’ve rounded up some of our favorite zoos on Instagram! The term “zoo” was first used as an abbreviated way to describe the Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society of London, also known as the London Zoo, which opened for scientific study in 1828 and to the public in 1847.

Be sure to follow a few of the many zoological parks around the world sharing photographs of newborn animals, daily feedings, playtime with the animals, as well as fascinating facts about wildlife.

User Feature: The Pets of Instagram

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Anyone who’s ever had a bad day knows the power of a well-timed pet photo popping up in their Instagram feed. There is no shortage of beautiful animals in the world, or talented photographers taking pictures of them, but here are a few of our favorites.

@mdouthwright

 

@kissani

 

@shortformelissa

 

@komoiuu

 

@malisheep

 

Who’s your favorite animal-snapping Instagrammer? Send us a note through Tumblr.

The photo at the top is by @noire_et_blanche.