San Diego Zoo
The 100-acre (40-hectare) San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. The zoo features a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. The Zoo is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.75 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.