San Diego Zoo Safari Park
At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, species mingle just like they do in the wild, and visitors can see them as they might be seen in their native Asia and Africa. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park began as a veritable Noah’s Ark and was opened as a tourist attraction afterward. Today, dozens of nearly-extinct species have been bred here and re-introduced into the wild.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers many different Safari options, including: