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San Francisco Zoo

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Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: 415 753 7080
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Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis....

Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants. This Fall, join us for ZOOtoberfest which includes a hay maze, brew haus and more fun for the whole family!

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We love the zoo

Exactly what you expect.... a zoo! Animals and nice areas to and watch them. We stopped and watched the cheeky monkeys for ages. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this zoo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jodie S
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exactly what you expect.... a zoo! Animals and nice areas to and watch them. We stopped and watched the cheeky monkeys for ages. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this zoo, well lay out, good resting spots. Some shade too!! Keeper talks were interesting but we didn't go to them all as we only had 3 hours to explore. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff... the animals are active & well cared for... my favorite was the penguins

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo grounds are massive by any zoo I have been too, most of it is tired like a time warp to 1960's animals in cages zoo. Must say that if the African Savannah is anything to go by the future is good but there is a lot of work needed. Got to love the little puffer steam train. The... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get your kids off the iPad and have them walk around this zoo and see animals they haven't seen before. It's great that it's outdoors. I enjoyed the South American exhibit with its blue parrots and giant snakes.

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Thank Vicki A
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really love this zoo. Let me start by saying I am a mid-30s professional with 2 kids but even before I had kids, I loved this zoo. They really care about the animals and if you talk to the zookeepers you will notice how they are concerned with animals getting enough variety each day and how their habitats need... More 

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Ankaran, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are a lot of kids and families (which I don't mind, just saying in case anyone does). I was in the zoo on a monday and you can circle the zoo in less then 2 hours. You can also eat and drink there. I was surprised there weren't a lot of animals, I just thought there would be more... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo....a lot of the animals were not out....close to beach. Easy to walk through...nothing beats the my home town zoo Omaha Henry Doorly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceeded our expectations. It was a cold day so the animals weren't very active (koalas had to stay indoor :( ) but we loved every single one we've seen. The meerkats are my favorite and so were the prairie dogs, fun to watch even in a cold day. I thought the cages for some of the monkeys are kinda small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day at the San Francisco Zoo! The price for admission is very reasonable. It's super clean and the animals are very well cared for. There's a fun train ride and a HUGE park for the kids. Make sure to stop by and see the hippo. He puts on a show! Also, the insect exhibit and the petting... More 

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day at the zoo is a day well-spent. The San Francisco Zoo is no exception. It can be hard to navigate all areas of the zoo if you are in a wheelchair or using a stroller but most of the areas were evenly paved and not a problem. I recommend the zoo for all ages.

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