San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego (CA), 92101, United States

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(619) 231-1515

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Non-profit wildlife sanctuary home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals from over 650 species and subspecies, and over 700,000 exotic plants.

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Mission San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

Want to work at the Zoo? Check out our careers page: www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs
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In 1916 Dr. Harry Wegeforth heard the roar of a lion left over from a World’s Fair in San Diego. At that moment, the prominent physician decided a zoo was needed in San Diego. Open 365 days a year, the San Diego Zoo welcomes San Diego families as well as visitors from around the world.

The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 668 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.

Founded October 2, 1916
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