Boyd Family Asian Trek has been voted one of the top 10 zoo exhibits in the country by the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.  This marks the 5th win for Asian Trek, which features naturalistic habitats for Malayan tigers, white-naped cranes, silvered-leaf langurs and white handed gibbons.

"We consider it quite an honor that our visitors voted us among the best in the nation,” said Lisa New, President and CEO.  “Boyd Family Asian Trek was designed to be immersive and dynamic for both our guests and our animals, and the recognition is a testament to the pride our community takes in their zoo and the care we provide our animals.  We couldn’t be more grateful.”  

Reader’s Choice Awards nominees are selected by travel experts, editors from USA Today and, as well as other media sources and expert contributors. Winners are then selected via public voting, which occurred from Feb. 6 through March 6 this year.

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Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.  Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit