Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the San Diego Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals across 800 rare and exotic species. Spend quality time with giant pandas, New Zealand kiwis, endangered sun bears, and Galápagos tortoises—the zoo’s oldest residents.
At the Polar Bear Plunge, get an up-close underwater view of these iconic Arctic bears as they swim and play. Visit Gorilla Tropics, one of the zoo’s bioclimatic zones, where the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest closely mimic the African lowland gorilla’s natural habitat.
The Children’s Zoo includes a nursery with baby animals and a popular petting area where sheep and goats await their next cuddle.
If your feet need a rest, board one of the open-air double-decker buses for a 35-minute narrated tour—which covers about 70% of the zoo. If you’re after more flexibility, take the Express Bus and hop on and off at 5 different stops. For a bird’s-eye view of the entire zoo, take a ride on the Skyfari® Aerial Tram.