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5 Little Known Facts about the Zoo

Where in the world can you find lions, pandas, koalas, llamas and penguins all in one place? At San Diego’s world renowned zoo, animals from all reaches of the earth reside gracefully in the lush backdrop of a tropical oasis. If you are planning a trip to San Diego, make sure not to miss seeing this spectacular zoo. Reserve a room at an affordable downtown hotel by the San Diego Zoo to enjoy easy access to San Diego’s most magnificent attraction.

Since its opening in 1916, the San Diego Zoo has been one of the most visited zoos in the entire United States. This world famous zoo receives countless visitors each year to see the amazement of the animals and is known well for its breathtaking exhibits. But what many people don’t know about the San Diego Zoo is astonishing. The following list outlines 5 facts about this zoo that are little known to the majority of the public.

1. How many animals reside in the San Diego Zoo?

Many people are aware that the San Diego Zoo offers a viewing experience of many of the world’s rarest and most elusive animals, but what many people don’t know is that the zoo has more than 4,000 animals from over 800 species.

2. The animals aren’t the only stars of the show.

The San Diego Zoo was the site Yogi Bear was sent to in the movie “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.” The zoo also received honorable mentions in movies and TV shows such as Madagascar, The Tonight show Starring Johnny Carson, Anchorman, and Jurassic Park. The San Diego Zoo was also the opening to the sitcom “Three’s Company.”

3. Pandas!

There are only a handful of zoos in the entire world that house the giant panda, and the San Diego Zoo is one of them. With only 1,600 pandas left in the wild, seeing this rare animal is a treat in itself.

4. Albino Koalas?

There are always animal anomalies in the wild that never catch human eye but in the San Diego Zoo, one such anomaly was brought along from down under. The only albino koala to ever be born in a zoo was born in this very zoo. Other wild animal sights can be seen everyday at the San Diego Zoo.

5. Hours.

All day, everyday; that is the San Diego Zoo operation motto. This zoo is open 365 days a year so plan your next trip to this jaw-dropping attraction accordingly.

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