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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Among 20 Zoos Nominated for USA Today 10Best Zoo Readers’ Choice Award

SANFORD, Fla. (February 8, 2023) —A USA Today panel has selected the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens as one of 20 U.S. zoos nominated to compete for the publication’s 10Best Zoo Readers’ Choice Travel Award for 2023. Daily online voting will be conducted through noon Eastern on March 6th, and the winners will be announced on March 17th. 
A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. The direct link to vote for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is: 
According to Zoo CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr., “We are honored to be nominated among such an impressive group of institutions and proud to represent the Central Florida community in this competition. We are asking all Central Florida residents and other fans of our Zoo to vote every day and to share with your friends and family on social media asking they do the same. Please help spread the word!” 
For more information about the Central Florida Zoo, visit
About the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to over 300 animals in Sanford, Florida. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife. More information is available at

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