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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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Palm Desert, CA, USA
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About The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top attraction in the Palm Springs area for nearly 50 years. The Living Desert is located at 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
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Corey S wrote a review Jun 2022
Kotzebue, Alaska32 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed seeing a wide variety of animals and learning how the natural climate zones of many of the animals are similar to that of the Southern California desert. We understand we were here in the off season, but it would have been nice to have encountered a few more zoo staff or volunteers for information along the way.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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craigers13 wrote a review May 2022
Victoria, Canada124 contributions68 helpful votes
This was a fun family outing. Plenty of animals to see (up close) and lots of informative displays. The volunteers are full of great information. A lot of walking to get around but ample bathrooms, concessions and water stations along the way. Free parking and reasonable entrance fee. The animals all look well cared for in spacious pens.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Keith F wrote a review May 2022
Scotland, United Kingdom520 contributions226 helpful votes
The living desert and zoo are well laid out with lots of places to top up water bottles. There is ample car parking and the model railway is superb. If you are in Palm Springs this an inexpensive thoroughly enjoyable day out.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Kathy Z wrote a review May 2022
Palm Desert, California32 contributions46 helpful votes
I love the zoo the greeter was really nice a friendly. We wanted to see Black Rino feeding at 11:15 it was 9:45 she said we could go see the Australia exhibit and work way thru the African animals and arrive on time to see the Black Rino feeding. She showed us on the map she gave us.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Santa Jonathan wrote a review May 2022
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Can be a challenge for mobility constrained due to extensive walking, but trams are available so you can see most of the park and not get exhausted. Kids will get exercise and education. You can get close up and personal with some of the animals.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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