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What's New at the Zoo

What's New at the Zoo

Northern California 's largest zoological park, the San Francisco Zoo houses more than 900 animals, representing over 250 species, in naturalistic environments. New at the Zoo is Grizzly Gulch, a 1-acre exhibit featuring a sunny meadow, pool, herb garden, den, and heated rocks for the grizzly bear siblings Kachina and Kiona. Other exhibit highlights include the Lemur Forest, home to five species of Madagascar lemurs, and the African Savanna, with giraffes, zebras, ostriches and antelopes roaming together in a 3-acre exhibit.


While new habitats open all the time, Gorilla World, Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, and the Primate Discovery Center are still the top draws. Kids can feed, pet, and play with barnyard animals and marvel at exotic insects in the Children's Zoo. Other great attractions are the South American Tropical Forest, the Lorikeet Landing, and Animal Resource Center. For $2 each, you can treat your kids to a ride on the Little Puffer Steam Train and the restored 1921 wooden, hand-carved carousel.


The zoo is open every day of the year. For more information, visit www.sfzoo.org or call 415-753-7083.

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