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San Francisco Zoo

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San Francisco Zoo
Photograph: Marianne V. Hale Flamingo family - San Francisco Zoo

The three-acre African Savanna, Grizzly Gulch, a children's petting zoo, a gorilla preserve, and the expansive Lemur Forest are among the highlights of the zoo, where more than 1,000 species of mammals and birds make their home. Spread across 100 acres across from the Pacific Ocean, the zoo features environments from around the world, including an Australian Walkabout with kangaroos and emus, Sumatran and Siberian tigers, and Amazonian anacondas. Don't miss the thoroughly entertaining meerkat habitat, the insect zoo, with its tarantulas and giant hissing cockroaches, and the Little Puffer Train. Combine your visit with a walk along Ocean Beach and maybe lunch at the Beach Chalet or Louis' Diner.


Venue name: San Francisco Zoo
Address: 2945 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco

Cross street: at 47th Ave
Opening hours: Open Mar–Nov 10am–5pm daily; Nov–Mar 10am–4pm daily; last admission 1 hour before closing:
Transport: Metro to SF Zoo/ Bus 18, 23
Price: $17, seniors $14, children 4–14 $11. Discounts for residents.
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