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Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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+1 619-231-0249
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100...

Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.

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Great family fun!

Zoo was amazing! Tram is a must, lots of spaces to take a break with little ones. Its nice you can take your own snacks and water in a backpack.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Zoo was amazing! Tram is a must, lots of spaces to take a break with little ones. Its nice you can take your own snacks and water in a backpack.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we were there part of the zoo was inaccessible because of construction. The write-ups about the animals is very basic, more about touting the zoo's efforts at protecting endangered species and their breeding programs. The selection of animals is not impressive. Though some enclosures, such as that for the elephants seem spacious enough, others are not. There are many... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Getting to the park was easier than expected and parking was easy before 10am. We were able to see all of the animals we had been hoping to see and the staff was very friendly. I recommend bringing a backpack with food and water. The park is hilly and the food is a bit expensive. There are plenty of places... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The panda bears were the highlight of our quick visit to the zoo. Growing up in Miami I must say, most zoo's aren't even close to offering what we have but this was a nice zoo. The enclosures were small and there was large walking areas with the buses and vehicles on the road. I really think the Metro Zoo... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, this is still one of the Top Zoos of the world. However, there is a huge amount of construction going on at the moment. Ultimately this will make for an even better experience, but for now some of the exhibits seem a little dated. The Childrens Zoo has changed, with only a few goats and sheep to interact with.... More 

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Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the San Diego zoo. I have memories of coming here as a little girl and even after marriage and kids, I love coming here. It's good for just meandering around. There's tons of animals and seemingly never crowded when I come. You have to come see the pandas obviously, but all the animals are awesome and seem happy... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best zoos I have seen so far. I am an animal lover and was amazed at the variety of animals and birds this zoo houses. a zoo which is a must visit spot with children and family if you are visiting San Diego

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to the zoo did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time seeing all of the beautiful animals. It was a little crazy the day we visited because it was apparently field trip day, so lots of wild kids - but expected, being a zoo. Very clean and great photo opportunities. Loved the gondola ride and the kangaroo express... More 

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Altoona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a short period of time at the zoo before flying out the same day...but absolutely loved it! We could have easily stayed from open to close and still not seen/enjoyed everything we wanted to!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great zoo with lots of animals we had not seen before. It's a long walk but there is also a bus going around if you need. Lunch was average, around $40 for 2. The zoo is currently working on new exhibitions so it should be even better in the next few months! The zoo reintroduces animals in the wild and... More 

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