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VOTE in the USA Today poll to make Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life the favorite zoo exhibit in the US

Arctic Ring of Life

If you haven’t seen the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life exhibit, get there. It’s the largest polar bear exhibit in North America and also provides one of the best habitats for the bears. Better yet, vote for it in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for your favorite zoo exhibit.

rc-badgeThe $14.9 million Arctic Rind of Life exhibit is the 70-foot-long, 12-foot-wide and 8-foot-tall clear tunnel that allows visitors to observe polar bears and seals (separated by a transparent barrier) swim above and around them.

USATODAY10Best asked experts from the Zoo Association of America and the International Zoo Educators Association to help comb the U.S. to find the best of the best zoo exhibits (excluding aquariums) — animal habitats that engage the visitor while keeping the welfare of the animal residents paramount. The Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life made the list.

Voting is open until Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:59 am EDT. You can vote once a day. Click here to vote.

480x200_mainDetroit’s done pretty well in these USA Today 10 Best contests. Detroit was ranked the Best Sports City in the US in the USA Today 10Bestcontest Reader’s Contest for Best Sports City. The Detroit RiverFront was in the Top 10 in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for Best American Riverfront.

Here are the other zoos we are up against:

  1. African Elephant Crossing-Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  2. African Plains – San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  3. Animal Care Center – Busch Gardens Tampa
  4. Benson Predator Ridge – Denver Zoo
  5. Big Cat Crossing – Philadelphia Zoo
  6. Congo Gorilla Forest – Bronx Zoo
  7. Desert Dome/Kingdoms of the Night-Henry Doorly Zoo
  8. Desert Loop Trail – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  9. Discovery Tram Tour – Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  10. Elephant Odyssey – San Diego Zoo
  11. Giants of the Savanna – Dallas Zoo
  12. Maharajah Jungle Trek – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  13. Monkey Village – Phoenix Zoo
  14. Museum of Living Art – Fort Worth Zoo
  15. Polar Frontier – Columbus Zoo
  16. Russia’s Grizzly Coast – Minnesota Zoo
  17. Sea Lion Sound – St. Louis Zoo
  18. The O Line – Smithsonian’s National Zoo
  19. World of the Insect – Cincinnati Zoo

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