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San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132

The San Francisco Zoo is a 100-acre zoo located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco. This zoo is the birthplace of Koko the gorilla, and, since 1974, the home of Elly, the oldest black rhinoceros in North America. It houses more than 1000 individual animals representing over 250 species, as of 2016. The Insect Zoo opened in 1979 and features terrariums containing live arthropods, including millipedes, centipedes, hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, velvet ants, termites, walkingsticks and bees. Peafowl roam the zoo grounds freely and are acknowledged officially on the zoo's website.

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