San Antonio Zoo – Africa Live!

The Africa Live exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo is one of my favorite galleries to visit, because it features aquariums dedicated to most of the major (or at least famous) freshwater ecosystems that are of interest to aquarium keepers.  And those displays are LARGE.  Most zoos/aquariums have Lakes Malawi and/or Tanganyika exhibits, but most are not on the scale of what you will see at the San Antonio Zoo.  But it is the West African river display that (in my biased opinion) takes the cake!

San Antonio Zoo’s Richard Friedrich Aquarium

One my favorite zoos is the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium in Texas.  The city is a great place to visit, especially when it is cold up here in Wisconsin, and the sunny weather in south Texas is a great excuse for spending a day outside at the zoo.  I consider this to be a great aquarium hobbyist zoo.  There are at least three areas that display aquariums full of fish that we like to see in our home tanks.  This video will take you inside Richard Friedrich Aquarium building, opened in 1948.  Enjoy…