The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
More than 1,500 animals populate this Druid Hill Park menagerie founded in 1876. Among the lions, cheetahs and bears living in the third-oldest zoo in the U.S. ? Eastern hellbender salamanders, lionhead rabbits and African penguins. Now, bobcats take up residence. Six-year-old Josie (above) and kit Kilgore scamper through their new home in the Maryland Wilderness, next door to the North American river otter. $18. www.mary landzoo.org. Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296.