Fort Worth boasts one of the top Zoos in the nation. Here are some other popular spots where you can view native wildlife and exotic animals.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge: This huge, 3,500-acre refuge is home to buffalo, white-tailed deer, prairie dogs and other critters. It’s on the northern end of Lake Worth, which also offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Drive in your own vehicle through 9.5 miles of scenic terrain filled with animals like giraffes, zebras, antelope, ostriches, cheetahs and rhinos. Located in Glen Rose, Fossil Rim also offers guided tours and overnight stays.

Dinosaur Valley State Park: Extremely large wildlife once roamed this park in Glen Rose. Today, you might see bobcats, wild turkeys, beavers, coyotes and armadillos.