San Diego Zoos & Aquariums
Known throughout the world as a first-rate facility, the San Diego zoo houses more than 3,800 animals of over 800 different species. The zoo grounds cover 100 acres including more than 6,500 different species of plants. The zoo is particularly well known for its efforts to recreate the natural habitats of the animals as closely as possible. Over the years the number of specialized habitats has grown and these include Tiger River, Gorilla Tropics, Sun Bear Forest, Polar Bear Plunge and Ituri Forest. These are all very impressive. The zoo is open year-round, but hours of operation fluctuate with the seasons. Ask about group, theme, guided and VIP tours.
One of Southern California's most popular attractions, this world-class visitor attraction features a variety of spectacular sights and activities. Visit Shamu the killer whale, ride the waves of Shipwreck Rapids, and see manatees, polar bears and dolphins. A variety of animal-themed shows are featured and its even possible to take a behind the scenes tour.