The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
This zoo opened in 1915 & covers over 100 acres with more than 4000 animals. In the 80s an orangutan named Ken Allen became famous for repeatedly escaping from the 'escape-proof' orangutan enclosure.
The Zoo was founded in 1916 by a local doctor, Harry Wegeforth, who decided to build a zoo after hearing lions left over from the Panama-California Exposition roaring in their cages in the park.
This Zoo has Pandas…need I say more?
Free parking! What's free anymore?? San Diego Zoo parking. That's what!
"The San Diego Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species, and over 20 machines that will crush your pennies into garbage." - Conan O'Brien
Ohh lovely golden oldies ... That will last a lifetime ❤
World famous zoo. DEFINITELY take the free bus tour, it's included in your ticket. Then back track to your favorite exhibits.
Check out the new Elephant exhibit!
You gotta go to the zoo. Best zoo in the country and the pandas are fun to watch.
The Zoo recently unveiled a brand-new Galapagos tortoise habitat. You can even feed the tortoises!
Most beautiful place in San Diego, no doubt of that. Go straight to the Polar Bear Plunge and the Panda Trek because they get too crowded.
The zoo is a pretty safe place to fart.
Must see the Elephant Odyssey, New Polar Bear Plunge, and the Children's Zoo
Panda bears are a must see!
lots of crowds, but seriously, greatest zoo in the world!! get ready to be amazed!
one of the best zoos i have ever been to. a definite must if you are in the area.
Take the Skyfari Aerial Tram and give your feet a rest! Ride to the other side of the zoo while taking in views of the zoo and surrounding Balboa Park area.
start at the elephants and go up to the polar bears - it's the easiest trail.
The best zoo in the united states period.
I love San Diego Zoo. The pandas are the best. Check out Zhen Zhen and Yun Zi.
Fun Fact: Do the entry turn styles seem familiar? They are from Disneyland!
I ♥ The San Diego Zoo!! This Is My VERY FAVORITE Zoo In The United States!!
When you come to this zoo, be sure to check out the animals that are on display.
FYI - The Mayor of the Zoo gets to light our Conservation Tree on December 10 to kick off Jungle Bells 2011. It could be you!
During the summer, go after 3pm when the crowds die down and go home; night zoo until 9pm
First, the good news: I found a hole in a fence at the zoo that's big enough for a homeless person to sneak in. Bad news: It's big enough for elephants to sneak out.
Baby panda is on display from 9-11:30! Sooo cute! (double check the schedule as it will probably change)
Let your child see the zoo staff care for elephants—from pedicures to weigh-ins—in the Elephant Odyssey exhibit. Kids also get to see them play in the mud.
The bus tour is worth the ticket!
Ride skyfari from the back of zoo to front. Shorter to no line.
Take the guided bus tour first. It covers 70% of the amazing San Diego Zoo. Great way to get lay of land.
You have to see the Giant Pandas. Also the Guided Tour is the best way to see all the sites with little walking.
The Scripps Aviary is AWESOME. Take the Monkey Trail to the Hippo Trail. Look for the turaco's red wings and watch the hammerkops build their nest!
Sign up for a sleepover at the zoo and see the pandas at night.
Hop on the bus tour and the skyfari to see most pf the zoo. Use a map to see the animals you like the most, because it's impossible to ser everything in one day!
Awesome!!! Best zoo I've ever visited. The pandas are worth it. Plus: free parking!!! Go go go!!
If you take the guided bus tour try to sit on the right side: about 65-70% of the stuff are that side.
Support your local zoo!
Absolutely the best zoo in the country and the experience is different every time! A must see venue to be sure~!
Get an annual pass and come to get a workout!
ALBERTS! yummy! (:
when you need a retreat from all the families have a margarita at alberts.
Buy the refill soda bottle for around 11 bucks. It's worth it. Can refill 'em the whole day you're there.
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