Park Wildlife
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Safari Base Camp bustles with shops, restaurants, animal exhibits and presentation areas, and activities, including our Conservation Carousel and Discovery Station for children. Chat with Robert the Zebra, a digital, animated character who interacts with the audience!
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At the edge of Mombasa Lagoon, Nairobi Village brings you close to red river hogs, Rodrigues fruit bats, our Animal Care Center, where young or injured animals stay for extra care, and the Petting Kraal, where kids and kids at heart can give gentle antelope, sheep, and deer a loving pat.
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Watch gorillas watching you and bee-eaters catching their next stinging meal. Admire more birds in Hidden Jungle, a neotropical aviary with an abundance of tropical plants, and delight in the antics during one of our entertaining presentations in the Bird Show Amphitheater.
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Amble along the winding path to view okapis, white-backed vultures, gerenuk, giant eland, and secretary birds. Families will also enjoy the Fisher-Price Jungle Gym play area, adjacent to the Samburu Terrace dining facility.
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You'll find warthogs, cheetahs, flamingos, and other denizens of Africa, as well as our Jameson Research Island, where you can hear animal tales or get wet in our cool zone. African Outpost is also the starting spot for the Africa Tram and Cart Safari tours.
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Get nose to nose with a lion! Is this it—are you lunch? No, you're just experiencing the close encounters of the Safari Park's Lion Camp! There is a thick glass window between you and the lions, designed to bring you right into their world.
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Relax at picnic tables near a grassy hillside, splash around in the Savanna Cool Zone, or watch as Flightline Safari participants swoop down to their landing pad. The Grove is also home to our popular Roar & Snore campgrounds.
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View our African elephant herd from the viewing patio or the overlook to see our youngsters frolicking and the adults munching. Tembo Stadium is the site of various shows throughout the year.
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Our Sumatran tigers reside in Tiger Trail., a 5.2-acre habitat featuring three separate yards, with rocks for climbing, ponds for swimming, deadwood trees to use as scratching posts and long grasses for catnaps.
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Celebrate animals unique to our own continent! You'll get a close look at California condors as well as bighorn sheep, thick-billed parrots, prairie dogs, and burrowing owls, and a panoramic view of our African Plains exhibit below.
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Stroll through a botanically delightful area of the Park to see a variety of flora. Here you'll find our Conifer Forest, and Baja, Succulent, and Nativescapes gardens. Linger in the beauty of our Bonsai Pavilion and Epiphyllum House.
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Home to greater one-horned rhinos, Arabian oryx, Przewalski's wild horses, gaur, and a variety of unusual deer species from Asia, this large area of the Park can be viewed from select safari tours.
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Our largest field exhibits are home to herds of rhinos, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, oryx, and gazelles, as well as flocks of cranes, storks, and flamingos, and so much more. Go on a safari to Africa without the need of a passport!
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
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