At San Diego Zoo Safari Park, there are 10 main habitats comprised of smaller exhibits that make up the park. Each habitat features open air enclosures for larger animals and many interactive experience such as watching animals during feeding time with educational presentations mixed in.
Nairobi Village is home to some of the smaller animals of Africa such as meerkats, birds, lemurs and hogs. There is also a beautiful lagoon with many different aviary species including flamingos and storks. Guests can hand feed lorikeets in this exhibit or visit the baby animals that are housed in this area of the zoo. The petting zoo is located in the village and one of the most exciting attractions—the gorilla house!
Asian Savanna coveres 60 acres of land is where many of the open range habitats are located. The rhinoceroses, Asian deer and antelope can be seen running and free range in this habitat. The hidden jungle is also located in the Asian Savanna. This climate controlled indoor building transports visitors to the rainforest where birds and butterflies fly freely and some of the largest insects in the world are on display.
African Plains is the largest of the open range habitats spanning over 200 acres and being home for some of the largest and most dangerous animals in captivity. In this area of Safari Park guests can view giraffe, buffalo, white rhinoceros, cranes that live in the lagoon, wild horses, cattle, zebra and many other forest and jungle animals. This exhibit is also divided up into subsections because of the vastly different ecosystems that exit in Africa.
Tiger Trail is three different exhibits where the tigers are able to navigate freely in front of guests separated by a glass wall.
Lion Camp is a part of the African Plains area of the Safari Park and is one of the largest enclosures for lions in America. The exhibit is home to 13 lions who currently live on an entire acre of land.
Condor Ridge is where guests can see some of the most endangered raptors in America. The San Diego Zoo is dedicated to the conservation and breeding of California Condors to ensure species survival. Falcons and Parrots can be seen here as well as big horn sheep, prairie dogs, ferrets and magpies. Photo: keatichai/Fotolia
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