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

Bonsai Pavilion

baby bear

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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.

 

Bonsai Pavilion

A MINIATURE WORLD OF TINY TREES!

Some stand straight and regal, their leafy canopies shading the ground below. Some show signs of age and weather, gnarled trunks twisted and bent by the wind. Others display graceful sprays of springtime flowers. But the size of these extraordinary trees is measured in inches, rather than feet. 

Bonsai, which is a combination of two Japanese words meaning "tree planted in a tray" has become a popular hobby and art form among gardeners since the late 1880s, when the miniature plants were first displayed outside of China and Japan.

The Safari Park's Bonsai Pavilion is a striking showcase for this extraordinary living art. Enjoy the bonsai displays in a tranquil surrounding, with benches that invite you to rest and experience the sense of timelessness that only an ancient art like bonsai can inspire.

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