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San Diego Wild Animal Park

Located 30 miles north of downtown, the San Diego Wild Animal Park is a 2,2000-acre preserve where wild animals roam free over vast expanses as they would in Their native habitats of Africa and Asia.

Visitors can best see the park’s 3,000 animals by taking he guide-narrated monorail tour after seeing the sights at Nairobi Village.
The 1.75- mile Kilimanjaro Hiking Trail takes visitors through a variety of lush Botanical gardens and past the homes of gorillas, elephants, cheetahs, lions and many other species.

At the park’s exhibits, Condor Ridge, guests can meander along mountain trails and view many of North America’s most critically- endangered species, including California condors, hick- billed parrots, black- footed ferrets, burrowing owls, Harris hawks and desert big- horn sheep.

In time for its 30th birthday, the San Diego Wild Animal Park opened a new, state- of- the- art habitat for Western lowland gorillas.
The enclosure provides guests a better glimpse into the family dynamics of an 11- member gorilla troop in a setting that Stimulates a serene African Savannah. More than 14,000 square- feet of space allow the gorillas plenty of room for climbing, exploring and engaging in playful activities.

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