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San Diego Wild Animal Park

Kikuyu Colobus Monkey on Primate Island


San Diego Wild Animal Park Info:

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido

The park is open 365 days each year.

Normal hours: 9 am-5 pm.

Summer hours: 9 am-8 pm.

Admission–Best value tickets (include Journey to Africa tour):

Adults (ages 12+): $35

Children (ages 3-11): $26

Parking: $9

What to See and Do at the Wild Animal Park:

1. Journey to Africa: 25 minute guided tram tour into the African savannah and deserts. Meet giraffes, gazelles, rhinos and ostrich!

2. Conservation Carousel: Jump on one of 60 animals and go for a spin.

3. Savanna Cool Zone: Water playpark that helps kids cool off.

4. Petting Kraal and Animal Nursery

5. Mombasa Lagoon: Watering hole for egrets, storks, flamingos and heron.

6. Jameson Research Island: Hear from the animal zookeepers and see the animals up close to learn more about the animals in the park. There is also water play here.

7. Discovery Station: Craft activities, educator presentations, books and puppets will entertain young kids.

8. Balloon Safari: Launch up in the air to get a beautiful view of the lions, giraffes, wildebeest, and gazelle.

9. Animal Trackers live show: Fun game show-themed program which features special animal guests.

10. Bird show: Watch birds in flight, learn their history and more fun facts.