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San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens is a zoo located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, California. It is the largest zoological park in San Francisco and one of the few zoos in the world located in an urban area. The zoo covers an area of 100 acres and is home to more than 2,000 animals representing over 250 species. The zoo is divided into several different areas, including African Savanna, Primate Discovery Center, Lion House, and the Children's Zoo.


One of the main attractions at the San Francisco Zoo is the African Savanna exhibit, which features a variety of animals such as giraffes, zebras, and elephants. Visitors can also see lions, tigers, and leopards in the Lion House. The Primate Discovery Center is home to a variety of monkeys and apes, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. The Children's Zoo offers a hands-on experience for young visitors, where they can pet and feed small animals such as sheep and goats.


The San Francisco Zoo also features a number of gardens and exhibits, including the Helen Diller Family Playground, the Pachyderm Forest, and the Australian Walkabout. The Helen Diller Family Playground is a large playground that offers children the opportunity to explore and climb, and the Pachyderm Forest is home to elephants, rhinos, and other large animals. The Australian Walkabout is an exhibit that features a variety of Australian animals, such as kangaroos, wallabies, and emus.


In addition to the animal exhibits, the San Francisco Zoo also offers a variety of educational programs and activities, including guided tours, animal encounters, and behind-the-scenes experiences. The zoo also hosts special events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Zoo Lights holiday event and the Zoo Music concert series.


The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens is a great place to visit for families, animal lovers, and anyone looking for an exciting and educational experience in the heart of the city.