San Diego safari park is a huge 1900 acre safari park located in San Diego, California. This amazing park has owns a huge are of 1800 acres or 730 hectares. San Diego safari park is an open zoo. The exact location is San Pasquale valley area. It is probably the largest tourist attraction in the San diago state. This safari park houses a large amount of rare and endangered animal species. Not only the American animals you can see. The open zoo houses rare species from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and also from Australia.
Why San Diego Safari park is special?
The San Diego park has a semi-arid environment. The climate is dry and bit rush. But not as hard as the desert environment. So, this environment and climate is ideal for a wide verity of animals. That is why this safari zoo park owns a superb bio diversity. This park has over 300 animal species including antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes, cranes and rhinos. Also, it is home to more than 3500 plant verities.
This park have a huge role in bio diversity conservation in the San Diego state. Also, it is a partner of California condor breeding program.
Did you Know? California condor is the north Americas largest land bird breed. It became extinct in wild on 1987. Hopefully many national parks and research institutes like the San Diego Safari park is running an active conservation program to save this species.
This park have over 2 million visitors annually. To maintain the Eco-system about 600 employees are working day and night.
San Diego park is a very special place. It has the worlds largest veterinary hospital. This facility holds the gretest vet technologies to cure and care the wild animals of the park.
Institute for conservation research
Everyday around 200 species of animals and plants extinct from the world. The major reason is human activities direct or indirectly. So, humans involvement is much needed to conserve those species for the future. San Diego safari park owns a huge and modern conservation research center which is capable of saving those valuable organisms under laboratory conditions. This facility owns a wonder of modern science, the frozen zoo facility.
Did you know? A frozen zoo is a place where genetic materials taken from animals and plants are stored under low temperature for future usage. Scientists believe that they will be able to clone and regenerate any organism in a lab in the future. That is why they store and conserve animal parts.
Main Attractions in San Diego Zoo
A huge area is of 300 acres in the zoo represent Asian Savana Eco-System and the African plains. The environment, plants and animals looks exactly the same as the actual Eco-system. But, if you want to discover both Asian savanas and African plains individually, you will have to travel a very long distance spending lot of time. But, this amazing zoo allows you to discover the wonders of nature within a very small area.
The San Diego safari park also have tourist attractions like Lion camp, hidden jungle, African woods, Tours and ride facilities, Australian environment representation and a gorilla Zoo.