Established in 1990, the 200-acre zoological park features over 2,200 animals from more than 350 different species from around the world. Guests can view amphibians, birds and mammals as well as fish and reptiles, such as the blue poison arrow frog, colorful lorikeets and ring-tailed lemurs. You can also see South American piranhas and dwarf caiman crocodile. Many exhibits replicate the inhabitants’ native environments, giving you the opportunity to see the animals interact in their natural elements. The Jungle Gym is a children’s playground that includes slides, cargo nets, swings and other play structures. The Nashville Zoo is also the setting for the historic Grassmere Farm and its 19th-century plantation house, which is a public museum.