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“Lots of animals up close”

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Kids will love this small zoo. There are plenty of animals up close to see, with chickens peacocks walking around. You can buy feed for most of the animals.

2  Thank Huskerlaw
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a nice local zoo, great for kids or part of a longer day out, but don't come expecting something like the San Diego Zoo, just a bit of wholesome family fun.

2  Thank CelineSoCA
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Santa Ana Zoo advertises that it has 50 monkeys, and our granddaugher enjoyed seeing every one of them. It is a well laid out zoo, and is easy to walk through. The train ride was fun. Our granddaugher enjoyed the birds as well.

1  Thank moonstone0005
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

While the large zoo may offer more exhibits, they also tend to wear out the little ones quickly. The Santa Ana Zoo is also known as the monkey zoo, as they are required to have a minimum of 50 monkeys at all times.
You can experience the entire zoo in less than 2 hours. There is a train ride and carrousel as well.
At the end of October, the Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo hosts "Boo at the Zoo". During this evening event, children are encouraged to wear their costumes and trick or treat in the zoo!
With regards to the review that mentions the parrots... the parrot infestation was caused when someone tried to smuggle illegal parrots into Orange County. A few of those parrots have been caught and are on display at the zoo.

1  Thank CosperPhoto
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a fantastic place for young children. They love the animals, of course, but they also love the playground, the train ride, the concessions and the animal statues.

Thank teddobson1
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