Located in Escondido, California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a unique extension of the San Diego Zoo, spanning over 1,800 acres. This expansive park offers a safari-like experience, allowing visitors to see animals roaming in large, open habitats. Opened in 1972, the park is home to over 3,000 animals representing more than 400 species, focusing on African and Asian species.
Visitors to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park can experience a range of safari tours, from guided tram tours to intimate encounters like the Caravan Safari and Jungle Ropes Safari. The park offers a variety of interactive experiences, educational programs, and seasonal events that cater to all ages. Its vast landscapes and unique adventures provide an immersive experience beyond the traditional zoo visit.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is deeply committed to conservation and is crucial in endangered species breeding programs. It's home to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Conservation Hub, which focuses on conservation science, biodiversity banking, and recovery ecology. The park has been instrumental in the breeding and reintroducing of several endangered species and actively collaborates with other organizations to protect wildlife and habitats.
Zoo Size:1,800 acres
Number of Species on Display:400+
Number of Animals:3,000+
Key Exhibits:African Plains: Rhinos, Giraffes, Elephants || Asian Savanna: Tigers, Antelope || Condor Ridge: California Condors || Elephant Valley: African Elephants || Gorilla Forest: Western Lowland Gorillas || Lion Camp: African Lions || Nairobi Village: Meerkats, Lemurs || Tiger Trail: Sumatran Tigers || Walkabout Australia: Kangaroos, Wallabies || Wings of the World: Aviary Exhibit