The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, lodging more than 12,000 creatures of in excess of 650 species and subspecies on 100 sections of land (40 ha) of Balboa Park rented from the City of San Diego. Its parent association, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, is a private philanthropic protection association, and has one of the largest zoological enrollment relationships on the planet, with in excess of 250,000 part families and 130,000 youngster participation, addressing in excess of a half-million people.
The San Diego Zoo was a pioneer in the idea of outdoors, cage-less displays that reproduce common creature habitats. For many years, the zoo housed and effectively reared goliath pandas, however, the pandas were localized to China in 2019. In 2013, the zoo added another Australian Outback show, giving a refreshed Australian creature experience. Another new show, called Africa Rocks, opened in 2017.
With in excess of 4 million guests in 2018, San Diego Zoo is the most visited zoo in the United States. Travelers have additionally referred to it as perhaps the best zoo in the world. The San Diego Zoo is an authorized individual from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance likewise works at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.