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Customer reviews for San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, CA

The San Diego Zoo\'s Wild Animal Park is a zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in the city and Southern California. The Park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The park is in a semi-arid environment and one of its most notable features is the Journey into Africa tram which explores the expansive African exhibits. These free-range enclosures house such animals as cheetahs, antelopes, lions, giraffes, okapis, elephants, zebras, Przewalski\'s horses, rhinos, and bonobos. The park is also noted for its California condor breeding program, the most successful program in the country.

The Park, visited by 2 million people annually, has an area of 1,800 acres (7 kmĀ²) and, in 2005, housed 3000 animals of more than 400 species plus 3,500 species of unique plants.

Depending on the season, the park has about 400 to 600 employees. The park is also Southern California\'s quarantine center for zoo animals imported into the United States through San Diego.

The San Diego Wild Animal Park has the world\'s largest veterinary hospital. Next door to the hospital is the Center for Research on Endangered Species which holds the park\'s Frozen Zoo.

Both the park and the San Diego Zoo are run by the Zoological Society of San Diego. The Wild Animal Park is 32 miles (51 km) away from the zoo, at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road east of Escondido, California along SR 78.

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Jewel of the Zoo World, Nov 14, 2008
reviewer: Brian from San Diego, CA
This is a can\'t miss zoo. I recommend one of the behind the scenes tours so you can see the expansive operation. The behind the scenes area is truly incredible and truly a testament to what good zoos can do.

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