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San Diego Zoo

zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. It is one of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is also one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda.[1] It is one of the few places in Southern California to feature an arctic landscape.[2]

San Diego Zoo
SDZooSign.jpg
San Diego Zoo sign and logo
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Entrance to the zoo with an elephant sculpture
Date opened1915
LocationBalboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
Land area100 acres (0.4 km²)
Coordinates32°44′8.508″N 117°9′5.6628″W / 32.73569667°N 117.151573000°W / 32.73569667; -117.151573000
No. of animals4000
No. of species950
MembershipsAZA
Major exhibitsAbsolutely Apes, Monkey Trails, Ituri Forest, Polar Bear Plunge, Giant Panda Research Station, Cat Canyon, Children's Zoo, Reptile Mesa
Websitehttp://www.sandiegozoo.com/

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