Wednesday, 6 January 2016


The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organisation, San Diego Zoo Global, is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. In 2013, the zoo added a new Koalafornia Adventure, providing an Australian experience.

It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 100 acres (40 ha) of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment and other assets rests with the City of San Diego. The San Diego Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and a member of the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). San Diego Zoo Global also operates the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,

and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
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  1. A beautiful series of photos, each one better than the one before!

  2. I truly adore zoo's... how i would love to strowl there....

    Have a nice abc-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-e-team)

  3. Spent a couple months last winter in San Diego, and went to the zoo many times. It is too large to see in one or two days. Great photos.

  4. It's a very famous zoo. I went there quite a while ago. - Margy

  5. Brought back memories of when I was a young girl and visited the San Diego Zoo. What a treat it was to see your photographs. Looks like you had a wonderful time there too. Happy New Year from our house to your house.
    JM, Illinois

  6. I visited this zoo years ago. It's quite impressive.
    Thanks for sharing at

  7. I went to the SD Zoo way back in 1987 or 1988.


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