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Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: 415 753 7080
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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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Fun Day at the Zoo

We made a return visit to the San Francisco Zoo at the end of January. The weather was nice and the animals were enjoying a warm sunshine day. The gorillas were playful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fremont, California

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San Francisco, CA
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The San Francisco Zoo is a great old school zoo. It seems like Zoos of this type are out of style for various reasons, but they continue to freshen the SF Zoo and I think it's very relevant. The SF Zoo is great for kids which is why we go at least once every 4-6 weeks. It has one of... More 

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Thank Loungesong
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that not all the animals will be available all the time, but too many animals were "off". The elephant house was closed without an explanation. I got to see kangaroos and anteaters for the first time. They had the peacocks running free around the zoo which was also delightful. One male peacock was putting a show for the... More 

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Thank Hebatalla G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a sunny day walking round, Seeing all the animals , loving the atmosphere, listening to the keepers explaining all about their charges and answering questions. The penguins were a favourite as was the hippo, and the big cats.

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Thank 24egl
Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
2,300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,970 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a return visit to the San Francisco Zoo at the end of January. The weather was nice and the animals were enjoying a warm sunshine day. The gorillas were playful. The flamingos got frightened by a bird that flew over head. Its the first time I've seen flamingos line up behind each other in s straight line and... More 

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Thank mini
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had occasion to take my ten year old daughter and her friend to the SF zoo on a Monday afternoon,sometimes I worry the girls are out growing the zoo, it is warm afternoon and we were amough the few taking advantage of the zoo that day, everyone we meet was soo nice and friendly, much of the staff went... More 

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Thank Karen K
Perth
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great array of animals, unobtrusive enclosures and great playgrounds should you have children. Really enjoyed strolling around at our own pace.

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Thank Steph C
Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good visit - nice updates in many areas. Food was also good - nice to see some salad options. The kids loved the tigers and elephants in particular.

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Thank Janet B
Quezon City, Philippines
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Austin the Koala was certainly the highlight. There was a hippopotamus, rhino, polar bear, kangaroos, bobcat, leopard, red pandas, ant eater, among other excellently healthy and vibrant animals. Very little crowd during the time we went and there were no shows. Seeing the animals seemingly happy and having a grand time being taken care of by such a competent zoo... More 

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Thank Nolan A
Holden, Maine
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean,Great selection of animals. The best Zoo to date! Fun filled day trip! Staff was very knowledgeable.

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Thank priscilla a
Hyderabad
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My kids loved it but we kind of found it small. You get to see lot of animals. Nice landscape. Decent food stalls for kids.

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