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Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: 415 753 7080
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Description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being...
The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being fed daily at 3 PM. Or, if you prefer the big cats, come an hour earlier.
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Fantastic zoo!

I recently visited the zoo with my son. There was no waiting to get inside and parking was a breeze. The snow leopards were feeding so we watched for quite a while as they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the zoo with my son. There was no waiting to get inside and parking was a breeze. The snow leopards were feeding so we watched for quite a while as they were very active. I was impressed by the exhibits, very nice and natural. We wandered for hours and after went to the beach across the road.... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have taken our toddler to the SF Zoo several times and loved every minute of it. The best part with a curious child is the wonderful close encounters with the animals. The giraffe exhibit as you immediately enter is our first and last stop as our son loves to see them up close and personal. The penguins are always... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I took my toddler grandson to the zoo. We got there early, right when it opened, so there was little to no waiting to get in. Remember to bring a hat and sun screen. We went to the playground near the explorer area so he could run off some energy. There are different areas for the different ages and size... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a cute zoo. The good thing about it is that it had a nice size playground that was appropriate for both young kids and older kids alike. The animals looked like they were in nice, roomy enclosures. I did not feel like they were unhappy.

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a nice time at the San fran zoo. Weather can be dramatically different than in San francisco give the zoo is on the ocean (generally quite a bit cooler). Kids (8 and 11) loved the snow leopards, large collection of penguins, the lion, feeding the giraffes and the monkeys. Nice playgrounds as well and decent food. Good place... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We loved the SF Zoo! We went in the morning and all the animals were up and about. The staff who gave the animal talks were very knowledgable and easy to talk to. The Polar Bears were cool and so were the Lemurs. We didn't get to see the red pandas so that was a bummer, but maybe next time!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place is a 35 dollar taxi ride from the city centre and is situated on quite a large site. Looked like they'd spent a lot of money on a few enclosures a few years ago but not much recently. Some of the monkey encloses were a bit small and some were empty. Farmyard was good as was lemur forest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon at the zoo. Had not been here in years and had forgotten how nice it is. We really enjoyed the big cats and the apes. As always, I loved the Penguins. All in all, a pleasurable afternoon. The only (very minor) negative was the map- not very helpful.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For kids is super and parents too. Complete zoo,millions of attraction,coffee shop,good food,little train.All the animals are super clean. Take one worth day to see all.my grandchildren enjoy a lot.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Quite often with zoo's the range of animals is impressive but the size of enclosures are very small and one feels the animals quality of life must be poor. However, this zoo has everything. The range of animals was impressive along with the size of the enclosures. The number of restrooms and eateries was also well planned. Our 9 month... More 

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