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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Lion Camp®

baby bear

YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

Lion Camp®

A lion’s life is all about sleeping, napping, and resting. In a 24-hour period, lions have short bursts of intense activity followed by long bouts of lying around that can total up to 21 hours! These gorgeous felines are good climbers and often rest in trees, perhaps to catch a cool breeze or to get away from flies. You may see one of our African lions relaxing in an acacia tree at Lion Camp®!

You can observe natural lion behaviors as the cats romp in the grass, explore the logs and rocks, or rest in the cool shade. Come right up to the large glass panels for some eye-to-eye moments with the beasts. Meet a lion up close during a Behind-the-Scenes Safari.