|Rare white Rhino|
I know you are wondering to what I can be referring, but it’s something my hubby and I recently enjoyed while in California. Yes, we visited the world famous San Diego Zoo, so we decided to check out it’s sister—San Diego Safari Park.
What? You say you’ve seen one zoo, you’ve seen em all? I don’t think so. First of all it’s kind of deceptive. This satellite zoological park has been around for 40 years, but you may overlook it. This zoo itself sits on acres and acres of land and most of the animals live as they would in large enclosures that mimic their natural habitat.
When researching this zoo, pricing is a bit deceptive. We almost didn’t go because I wasn’t sure that you would have anything to do but ride a tram (the least expensive option at $42.00) but I was oh so wrong. You could spend days in this park. Yes there is a lot of walking but most of it is wheelchair accessible and they do give discounts for AAA, seniors, and travel industry employees. There are many other pricier options like up close adventures, and overnight stays in tents available if you desire.
As with the main zoo, they are really into conservation and while we were there we saw several African elephant rescues. One elephant had just given birth 3 weeks prior.
A 3-week old baby elephant is just too cute for words—so I will refer to the photo.
Oh yes, I heard you say “Awwwwww.”
We saw rare white rhinos. There are only 7 left in the world and two are right here in this zoo.
They have trainers that bring out various animals at specified times during the day, to educate and you will get up close photo ops.
If you are into the environment and animals, don’t miss the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Check it out!