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Review of San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Tour
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San Diego Zoo with Transport from Anaheim
Ranked #2 of 435 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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Padua, Italy
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Best”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

i ve been there twice..You need a whole day to enjoy every part of this amazing zoo!!
great place to visit

Visited July 2013
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Glendale, Arizona
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great day from start to finish.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a world class zoo!! Be sure to get there before they actually open at 9 am to see the Exotic bird flyby, It only happens once a day!! Also getting there early means you can get in line for the Panda bears super early because it can be really busy. We booked it there as fast as we could and there was no line at all so we got to spend quite a bit of time watching the pandas.

The polar bears were well worth the hike up the hill to see them as well.

Plan on lots and lots and lots of walking, up hill, down hill, up hill, down hill. Little kiddos can get tired to be sure and bring a stroller. My little guy was absolutely pooped out after 2 hours.

You can also get a stamp on your way out to come back later in the same day if your kids are just to plan tired to keep going.

Visited April 2014
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Usa
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“SD Zoo a must”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been to quite a few zoos and this by far was the cleanest and nicest I have been to. Though most zoos take very good care of the animals, here I felt they were going the extra mile for each and every "resident".

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This was a brilliant zoo and I would go back any time! I would work here any day. They had a great selection if animals and their exhibits were well designed. Everyone should go here!

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Euless TX.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great zoo”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed out late the night before our zoo visit. Lol this might influence my review. We really enjoyed the zoo, but it was an all day affair. We arrived at 10:00 am and departed at 4:00 pm. We saw most of the zoo, but felt we could have seen more if we hadn't been worn out. :')

Visited April 2014
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