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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego County near Escondido. It is one of the county's largest tourist attractions. The park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The park is in a semi-arid environment, and one of its most notable features is the Africa Tram which explores the expansive African exhibits. These free-range enclosures house such animals as antelopes, giraffes, buffalo, cranes, and rhinoceros. The park is also noted for its California condor breeding program, the most successful such program in the United States. The park, visited by 2 million people annually, houses over 2,600 animals representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species. Both the park and the San Diego Zoo are run by the Zoological Society of San Diego.
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