California Zoos

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California Zoos & Aquariums

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The majority (22) zoos & aquariums in California are members of Association of Zoos & Aquariums (, which evaluates every zoo or aquarium annually to make sure it meets standards for animal welfare, including living environments, social groupings, health, and nutrition.

ATASCADERO Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
9305 Pismo Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422

BIG BEAR Big Bear Alpine Zoo
43285 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, California
(909) 584-1299

CALIFORNIA California Zoo List and Information

CATS Cat Haven Project Survival in Dunlap
Project Survival Cat Haven
38257 East Kings Canyon Road
Dunlap, CA 93621‎
Cat Haven is a nonprofit refuge for wild cats. The public can arrange to visit and tour what's similar to a zoo.

EUREKA Sequoia Park Zoo
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501-1146
 The Sequoia Park Zoo is proud to be one of the smallest institutions accredited by the Association of American Zoos and Aquariums.

FOLSOM Folsom  City Zoo Sanctuary
403 Stafford Street
Folsom, CA

FRESNO Chaffee Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 W Belmont Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728-2891

FRESNO Fresno Chaffee ZooBoo

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles Zoo New Holiday Lights in Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES  Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1498

OAKLAND  Oakland Zoo
Oakland, CA 94605-0238

ORANGE COUNTY Orange County Zoo

PALM DESERT  Living Desert
47900 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

PALO ALTO Palo Alto  Museum and Junior Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

POINT ARENA B Bryan Preserve

SACRAMENTO Sacramento Zoo
3930 W Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822-1123

San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo  is an adventurer's safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre wild animal park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 375 species-

SAN DIEGO Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo
The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is a not-for-profit conservation organization, The Zoo is well known for its lush, naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters. It's new Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit boasts a state-of-the-art elephant care facility and a new approach to interpretation. Re-launching in March 2010 is the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge featuring a new polar bear interactive exhibit. The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 4,500 rare and endangered animals (including giant pandas, lowland gorillas, koalas and Galapagos tortoise) and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Escondido California
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
Tel: (760) 747-8702

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an adventurer's safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre wild animal park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 375 species--and offers a thrilling array of tours in which to observe them in naturalistic habitats. Safari experiences include an overnight camping experience called "Roar n' Snore", a safari trek into the large exhibits (Photo Caravan Safari) and a zip-line ride (Flightline).

San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132-1098
Tel: (415) 753-7080

The major zoological park in Northern California and one of the Bay Area's most popular cultural and recreational attractions, the San Francisco Zoo is home to over 250 species of exotic and domestic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. The focus of the San Francisco Zoo is wildlife conservation. Through our naturalistic exhibits, field conservation projects, and educational programs, we are building a center for conservation and education. Come visit us anytime, 365 days a year. In the meantime, join us on a "virtual tour" of our Zoo!

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
Tel: (714) 836-4000

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3798
Tel: (805) 962-5339 Fax: (805) 962-1673

The beginning was modest with only a few animals - a llama, two sheep, a goat, a turkey and a pair of spider monkeys - but the potential was there in an incredibly beautiful location. The Zoo grew, always emphasizing quality rather than quantity, and soon became one of the most popular attractions in the City of Santa Barbara. Building the Zoo was a community effort. Masses of volunteers dedicated their time while local businesses contributed materials and supplies for everything from pathways to paperwork. Many of the original volunteers and contributors are still very much involved with the Zoo today. Also during the decade of the 70's, landscaping material, much of it donated, continued to be added to the park and zoo areas. Beautiful gardens were emerging. The Zoo took on a tropical atmosphere, highlighting some magnificent specimen plantings, especially palm trees. The entire lower end of the park had been marshy and only one lone eucalyptus tree grew there when the Zoo was opened. Now visitors wind their way through coral trees, jacarandas, silk trees, bananas and giant bird of paradise. Plantings in and around exhibits compliment the animals.

SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109-7904

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589-4006
Tel: (707) 644-4000 Fax: (707) 644-0241

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132-1098

SAN JOSE San Jose Happy Hollow Zoo
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Happy Hollow Zoo was granted Accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums in 2011.

SANTA ANA Santa Ana Zoo

SANTA ROSA  Safari West Wildlife Preserve
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
Safari West is dedicated to conservation through education, propagation and research.

CHRISTMAS Bakersfield California Holiday Lights

CHRISTMAS Folsom California City Zoo Sanctuary

CHRISTMAS Los Angeles LA Zoo Christmas Celebration

CHRISTMAS Oakland ZooLights Holiday Lights

CHRISTMAS Sacramento Zoo Holiday Magic

CHRISTMAS San Francisco Zoo Holiday Magic

EARTH DAY California Zoos Earth Day Celebrations

EASTER Easter at California Zoos

EASTER Los Angeles Zoo Annual Bunny Festival

THANKSGIVING California Zoos Open Thanksgiving

ZOO Zoo Babies 2014

ZOO California Zoo Events

ZOO Boo at the Zoo Halloween Events

ZOO California Zoo Valentine Events

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