It wasn't until 2010 that the name was changed to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Several other changes have been undertaken, including the abolishment of the monorail and introduction of several new tours and shows. Still, the Safari Park has kept its original natural environment layout and now offers several tours, referred to as 'safaris', to give guests more options: Africa Tram Safari, Cart Safari, Cheetah Safari, Jungle Ropes Safari, Behind-The-Scenes Safari, Flightline Safari, Rolling Safari, Caravan Safari, Roar & Snore Safari, and Ultimate Safari.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
My parents have been a member of the San Diego Zoological Society since I can remember, and I was excited when they told me they wanted to take Kristin and I on a trip to the newly named San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes over 2 million guests annually to its San Pasqual Valley location (read about the San Pasqual Valley AVA). Of course, this is not to be confused with the San Diego Zoo (to be discussed in a later post); this park encompasses approximately 1,800 acres, and houses several hundred wild and endangered animal species along with thousands of plant species. It is also home to the world's largest veterinary hospital and one of the world's largest 'frozen zoos' (cryopreserved genetic material for thousands of species).