San Diego Zoo

by Zoey Ferman

On January 15 of last year, I took my youngest sister and my little Brother to San Diego Zoo. It was the day before my little sisters’ third birthday, which means she can enter for free without a ticket. Tickets cost is $58 per adult (age 12 and up) and $48 per child (age 3-11). San Diego zoo is located in Balboa Park as one the seventeen attractions in San Diego, California as I mentioned on my first blog on Balboa Park. San Diego Zoo is actually one of the biggest Zoos in the world. It is the home of more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres of land, while Los Angeles Zoo has only 1400 animals on 133 acres of Land. San Diego Zoo opened its doors to the public in 1916, and its famous exhibits are; Elephant Odyssey, Panda Trek, Ituri Forest, Monkey Trails, Polar Bear Plunge. Fun facts about San Diego Zoo is that it had a number of animal escapes throughout the years that old people still talk about La Jolla such as the Bornean orangutan whom they call “the hairy Houdini” who escaped numerous times. San Diego Zoo has also a number of exotic and endangered mammals such as Pandas. It also has one of the largest colonies of Koalas outside of Australia. San Diego Zoo provides beautiful environments to each of their animals, even frozen environments to their polar bears seals and penguins. My sisters favorite animals to see are the monkeys, she was jumping and so excited along with them. I am from San Diego, thus, why my posts are around San Diego. I totally recommend visiting San Diego Zoo, I had an amazing time.


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