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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Behind-the-Scenes Safari

baby bear

YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

Choose Your Behind-the-Scenes Safari:

Elephants and Friends

For all ages**
$522 and up (per cart/up to 6 household members)*
Offered daily; 90 minutes

Private buyout safari available. Advance reservation required: Call 619-718-3000.

 

Go on safari behind the scenes at Elephant Valley! On this guided tour, you will learn about the amazing ways we care for our animals and how what we do here can help their wild counterparts. You will enjoy viewing Elephant Valley from a private viewing area while discovering what it takes to care for our one-of-a-kind African elephant herd.

A row of three female southern white rhinos seen from the front.

Rhinos and Friends

For all ages**
$522 and up (per cart/up to 6 household members)*
Offered select dates; 90 minutes

Private buyout safari available. Advance reservation required: Call 619-718-3000.

 
Go behind the scenes at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center—a 3.5-acre state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation of white rhinos, with a focus on assisted reproductive techniques highlighting our fight to end extinction. In addition, you’ll journey around the Safari Park’s unique multispecies field enclosures. Up to 60 minutes of walking or standing is required.
close up of three kangaroos

Roos and Mates

For all ages**
$87 AND UP*
Offered select dates; 90 minutes

Temporarily Unavailable — Please call 619-718-3000 for private safaris that are operating.

 

Travel Down Under to visit some of your favorite hopping marsupials at the Safari Park's Walkabout Australia. While visiting the Walkabout, you will learn how the Park provides our animals with top-notch care, and view their habitats. About 90 minutes of walking or standing is required.

Cheetahs and Friends

For all ages**
$87 and up*
Offered select dates; 90 minutes

Temporarily Unavailable — Please call 619-718-3000 for private safaris that are operating.

 

Venture to Benbough Amphitheater to see one of our cheetahs! Learn more about cheetah conservation and how we care for the Safari Park’s cheetahs, and enjoy a guided look at some of the Safari Park’s other animals.

Platypus sitting on a rock.

Platypuses and Friends

For all ages**
$87 AND UP*
Offered daily; 90 minutes

Temporarily Unavailable — Please call 619-718-3000 for private safaris that are operating.

 

Visit behind the scenes at Walkabout Australia! On this 90-minute guided tour, you will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Park's newest exhibit and learn what makes the platypus one of nature's most unusual mammals. You will hear about the work we are doing to help these animals and learn what you can do to help their wild counterparts.

Participants must be 3 years of age or older. Children ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Tigers and Friends

For all ages**
$87 and up*
Offered daily; 90 minutes

Temporarily Unavailable — Please call 619-718-3000 for private safaris that are operating.

 

Get a rare look at Tiger Trail to learn how we care for our magnificent tigers! Your adventure will include a walk through Tiger Trail, and a visit to the tiger habitat area. Up to 60 minutes of walking or standing is required.

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