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HIDDEN JUNGLE

BEAUTIFUL SECRETS OF THE RAIN FOREST

A tropical rain forest is teeming with wildlife, beautiful but often hard to see. Hidden Jungle’s climate-controlled environment allows you to see delicate and fascinating tropical birds and plants. The dense growth and variety of plants provide cover and food sources for Hidden Jungle residents.

Begin your Hidden Jungle trek in an earthen crevass beneath the rain forest floor. As your eyes adjust to the dark you can pick out tree roots snaking down the mud walls from the world above. Within the walls are creatures from the spider and insect world, all safely sealed with transparent barriers and dimly lit from within. Continuing along the path, you’ll reach the understory and canopy layers of the forest, where you’re surrounded by foliage in every shade of green in nature’s paint box, as well as African birds, such as the paradise whydah with its impossibly long tail. Look for colorfully named birds such as the pink pigeon, purple grenadier, and blue-capped cordon bleu.

Each spring, Hidden Jungle gets an added dose of color during our Butterfly Jungle event, when thousands of colorful butterflies hatch and add their fluttering presence to this extraordinary exhibit. They adorn orchids, bromeliads, lantanas, and even our guests!

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
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