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San Diego Zoo Tour
Published On May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

The San Diego Zoo is a renowned zoo that aids wildlife all over the globe. Though there are many things to do in San Diego, a visit to this zoo is a necessity. This tourist attraction in San Diego is a part of the San Diego Zoo Global, which is a non-profit organization that funds research and wildlife conservancy on a global scale. The San Diego Zoo Global is the largest zoological membership association with over 500,000 members. A tour through the San Diego Zoo will certainly inspire you to care more about the health and environmental conditions of animals all over the world and prove to be an exciting and educational experience.

About the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo was founded in 1916 by Harry M. Wegeforth. The zoo expands over 100 acres and features over 3,500 endangered animals. This implies that there are about 650 species and subspecies of animals showcased in the zoo. In addition to this, the San Diego Zoo is famous for its Botanical collection, housing over 700,000 exotic plants. While touring the San Diego Zoo, it would also be very beneficial to stop by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This park is a grand wildlife sanctuary that expands over 1,800 acres and houses more than 3000 animals. The botanical life includes about 1.75 million plants, and over half of this land is classified as a protected species habitat.

Wildlife Conservation is the main goal of the San Diego Zoo Global organization. A majority of the research for this takes place at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Founded in 1917, this research center is one of the largest zoo-based research centers in the world. The goal of this institute is to find more ways for self-sustaining habitats to thrive and different methods by which humanity can protect and conserve the environment. 

There are many highlights to visiting the San Diego Zoo! Among all of the exciting animals and exotic plant life, the zoo also features educational programs for young children and teenagers. These programs called the Kinder Programs and Teen Program, are offered to give those visiting the zoo a fantastic interactive and educational experience, making it the perfect place to visit while in San Diego!

Located within Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego, the San Diego Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m every day of the year, including holidays. If you’re looking for a hotel in San Diego, the Pacific Inn and Suites is the perfect place to stay during your trip. Located minutes from the zoo, the Pacific Inn and Suites offers guest amenities and friendly service when you book directly online.

Stay at Pacific Inn and Suites

Enjoy your stay at Pacific Inn and Suites while touring the San Diego Zoo. Pacific Inn and Suites offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at