The Riverside Zoo has its accreditation from the American Zoo and Aquarium (AZA). This means that the zoo is a registered zoological park that is designed to nurture animals and conserve them. The zoo is the home of 200 animals of 73 kinds of species. Some of the animals include waterfowl. They are housed in the zoo?s lake. There is a petting area and playground where everyone has a chance to see the animals. 30 garden spots offer a botanical experience of viewing the flowers of the season. Exhibits include animals like bob cats, zebras, species of snakes, sand hill cranes, vulture, raccoons, eagles, turkeys, owls, pigeons, partridges, lions, badgers, turtles, porcupines, ibises, tortoises, tigers, leopards, monkeys, and so on.
The Riverside Zoo is an avid supporter of the Species Survival Program, an organization that encourages the conservation of endangered wildlife of species like the red panda, chimpanzee, spider monkey, cinereous vulture, wattled crane, swift fox, and colobus monkey. The zoo also helps and unites with the International Recovery and Management Committee for Golden headed lion tamarin. The zoo is a perfect place to visit with the children.