San Diego Zoo Safari Park Field Trip

Here are just a small percentage of the numerous photos we took on our San Diego Zoo Safari Park field trip!

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is AMAZING! It covers over 1,800 acres, almost half of it set aside as a protected habitat for native species. Over 300 acres house two large open-range exhibits, Asian Savanna and African Plains, where many species of animals roam freely together.

Probably the best thing about the Safari Park is that it is mainly a breeding organization, so there is always babies to be seen. Our driver on the African Tram ride told us that there has been well over 3000 babies born at the park since it began in 1972!

The Safari Park is a wonderful educational location. Every major exhibit has two or three volunteers in red shirts, waiting to answer questions and discuss the animals, and there are other volunteers scattered throughout ready to help. We learned the animals’ names, their personalities and relationships, and so much more.

Anyway, here are just a small percentage of the numerous photos we took!

Looking out over Mombasa Lagoon.
Looking out over Mombasa Lagoon.
Hopping on lily pads at Mombasa Lagoon.
Hopping on lily pads at Mombasa Lagoon.
One of the many wild animals native to Southern California that we found.
One of the many wild animals native to Southern California that we found.
Waterbuck herd in African Plains.
Waterbuck herd in African Plains.
Ruepell’s vultures in African Plains.
Ruepell’s vultures in African Plains.
A meerkat relaxing outside Nairobi Village.
A meerkat relaxing outside Nairobi Village.
The silver back gorilla and family at Gorilla Forest.
The silver back gorilla and family at Gorilla Forest.
Lemurs napping at the edge of African Woods.
Lemurs napping at the edge of African Woods.
Balloon safari viewed from Shiley's Cheetah Run.
Balloon safari viewed from Shiley’s Cheetah Run.
Some species of antelope locking horns in African Plains.
Some species of antelope locking horns in African Plains.
Black rhinos in African Plains.
Black rhinos in African Plains.
Grey crowned cranes at Wings of the World.
Grey crowned cranes at Wings of the World.
The view from Condor Trail.
The view from Condor Trail.
"Parkour" at the Camp Play Ground at Tiger Trail.
“Parkour” at the Camp Play Ground at Tiger Trail.
Reading the map at Mombasa Lagoon.
Reading the map at Mombasa Lagoon.
A mama and her baby, with another young one, at Elephant Valley.
A mama and her baby, with another young one, at Elephant Valley.

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