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Experience the Rich History of the San Diego Zoo

San Diego is known for being home to one of the best zoos in the world. With over 4,000 animals from over 800 species, all located within a lush 100 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo is a tribute to wonder and glory. This tropical oasis with an urban jungle is a rare gem that cannot be passed up. When planning your next visit to San Diego, be sure to look for affordable San Diego Zoo lodging.

Since its opening début in 1916, the San Diego Zoo has maintained a high level of animal care and conservation. What many people don’t know is that the San Diego Zoo is a global nonprofit organization that prides itself on animal protection and education. The zoos zoological membership program is the largest in the world with hundreds of thousands of members all assisting with animal conservation through their annual membership fee.

Attractions that have Stood the Test of Time

The San Diego Zoo is not called world famous for no reason. This spectacular zoo features guided tours on double-decker busses, aerial views from atop the Skyfari ride and the opportunity to get up close and personal with cheetahs, giraffes and other magnificent animals. The animal encounter presentations allow children and adults alike a chance to get within inches of some of the rarest animals on earth.

Unparalleled Animal Exhibits

From monkeys to polar bears, leopards to panda bears, the San Diego Zoo offers an experience of a lifetime. With so many animals and plants to see, the zoo a must see destination. Spend the day basking beneath the Californian sun while meandering through the lush vegetation the zoo has to offer. Take a plunge into the arctic waters and see polar bears and penguins. Monkey around in the Amazon forest as you see birds of paradise and leopards. Take a tour through the African Savanna and get up close with lions, hyenas, gazelle, hippos and rhinos. Take a tour into the unknown and see something magnificent at the San Diego Zoo.

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