San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Are Open!

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos



You can travel to Africa, of course, but the easiest way to observe African elephants is at the Safari Park! We have two large exhibit yards for our African elephant herd. We rescued the founder herd from a scheduled cull in Swaziland in 2003. Since then, we’ve celebrated several births!

Elephants enjoy a refreshing dip. A large pond allows them to do just that. You can observe the action from the Elephant Viewing Patio, located at the south end of Elephant Valley, next to Tembo Stadium. There are also shade structures made of simulated rock, and plenty of room to roam. Our youngsters are especially fun to watch as they cavort in one of the mud holes. In fact, the little calves seem to entertain guests no matter what they’re up to!

When not at the Park, be sure to watch our elephants daily on Elephant Cam!

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