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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Sun Up Cheetah Safari

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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.


Come join us at the Safari Park to see what happens before we open our gates to visitors, and witness the fastest animals on land and in the air—doing what they do best! Enjoy a unique and invigorating morning experience full of wonder and wildlife!

Take an early morning stroll through the Safari Park with your experienced guide, and enjoy the remarkable sights and sounds as a new day begins. Your guide will introduce you to the wildlife you meet as you journey from the Park entrance to Shiley’s Cheetah Run. Once you arrive, you'll have a rare opportunity to see an animal ambassador cheetah run at top speed! Next, you'll wander to Kijamii Overlook, where another animal will speed by and share a message of conservation. Your viewing location will be chosen upon arrival to the Safari Park at check-in.

*Participants must have admission upon arrival at the Safari Park, as no ticket booths will be open at the start of the program.

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