This world-famous establishment is clearly no ordinary zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park, ... More
San Diego Zoo
This world-famous establishment is clearly no ordinary zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park, home to over 4,000 rare and exotic animals exhibited in beautiful garden habitats. San Diego Zoo is also a major research facility dedicated to conservation efforts. However, it is cleverly disguised as a park with entertaining shows and inspiring exhibits like Polar Bear Plunge and Hippo Beach.
Everything about our visit was great. We saw the baby panda, polar bears and gorillas!
Also, we did the bus tour and the sky ride. Everything was clean and neat and everyone we spoke with was well informed and so helpful. The big smile is still on my face every time I think about our visit!
This is a world class facility in the heart of a quaint city. It is entertaining and educational, and good value for your money. For the price of admission,you get a zoo with a large collection of animals with an assortment of animal shows thoughout the day and sometimes in the evening and a beautiful botanical park.(The night zoo is a must do for any animal enthusiast.)
The shows give you an opportunity to see the animal's natural behaviors as well as a closer look at the animals while getting off your feet for a while. The keepers are very knoweledgeble and happy to answer questions.
I have traveled the Middleast, Asia, and Europe but haven't found a zoo I like any better than the zoo my parents took me to as a child.
The Wild Animal Park can be coupled with a Zoo admission if you fancy an African Safari type experience without leaving California. The San Diego Zoo provides some unique ways to see a very large collection of animals. Great for young and old.
A lot of up hill walking. Not a lot of animals, lots of open space though. Elephant area not very good view. Bus tour was a joke they drove pretty fast and couldn't see the animals. Most of the animals were inside not active. Way over priced. The Wild Animal park is much better.
We go as often as we can and my 3 year old loves it. She would go everyday if we could. We have been to the Denver and Santa Barbara zoo's which are nice but are nothing like the San Diego Zoo. The only problem right now is the construction. They are building a new elephant and giraffe exhibit so some areas are closed or a mess.
2nd trip here (first was 10 yrs ago) due to friend wanting to go there. Still not impressed in comparison to the cost. Hometown Houston Zoo and nearby Phoenix Zoo include more animals in natural settings. Lots greenery/shrubbery on these massive grounds, but limited animals. Quite a few animals appeared 'stressed/anxious', pacing on concrete floors & birds with feather-plucked bare chests. Long stretches between seeing animals, then often only 1 of each animal...unless u like seeing tons of primates. Extremely confusing walk-ways/vague map...suggest they paint color-coded stripes (like hospitals do)on walkways so u can get from point A to B easily. My friends/I and other park patrons got lost in the primate areas with no zoo employees around to ask directions. Don't buy double-decker bus tour unless u want to hear excessive talking about procreation & want a visual of mechanical equipment/facilities shop. Tour guide repeated a loop (same animals again) so he had to talk about the shrubbery....paid extra for this tour so should encompuss whole zoo, not just limited west-side area. DON'T buy coffee from the zoo...nasty!..dispenses from an automatic machine and made from instant/powdered coffee-gag! Aerial tram was worth the extra $'s. Overall disappointment but hopefully my money went to animals and not staff.
The San Diego zoo is a wonderful place for animals. This is the best zoo I have ever been to. It is way better than the Bronx Zoo (you don't have to pay here to see gorillas) and even nicer than the San Antonio Zoo. The animals were very feisty and interesting to watch. I especially loved the orangutans, who behave just like humans and the meerkats who dig up anything in sight and "pose" for pictures. They have lots of endangered species and the panda bear and koala bear exhibits were just fabulous. I was very impressed. I would certainly return there if we get a chance to go back to San Diego.
This world-famous establishment is clearly no ordinary zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park, home to over 4,000 rare and exotic animals exhibited in beautiful garden habitats. More than a park, this zoo is a major research facility although it is cleverly disguised with entertaining shows and inspiring exhibits like Polar Bear Plunge and Hippo Beach. General Admission: USD21 adults; USD14 children ages three-11; deluxe packages are also available.
This was my first trip to the Zoo and I will be back soon. The guided tour was informative without being boring and the sky tram at night was beautiful and romantic. Sometimes it's nice to relax and remember what it's like to be a kid.
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