WELCOME BACK!

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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Cheetah Safari

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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.

 

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

 

MEET THE STAR OF SHILEY'S CHEETAH RUN

 

CHEETAH SAFARI

Cheetah Safari offers reserved, trackside seating at the Safari Park’s afternoon Shiley's Cheetah Run, where a cheetah whooshes by—just feet away—in hot pursuit of a mechanical lure. Before the cat makes its entrance, you’ll be treated to a private up-close encounter with another African animal. And after our cheetah star has finished his or her sprint, the large cat and its trainer will come over for an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity. Have your camera ready! Cheetah Safari is available only through advance registration, and space is limited.

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