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San Diego Zoo
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Entrance to the zoo with an elephant sculpture
Date opened 1915
Location Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
Land area 100 acres (0.4 km²)
Coordinates 32°44′8.508″N 117°9′5.6628″W / 32.73569667°N 117.151573°W / 32.73569667; -117.151573
Number of animals 4000
Number of species 950
Memberships AZA
Major exhibits Absolutely Apes, Monkey Trails, Ituri Forest, Polar Bear Plunge, Giant Panda Research Station, Cat Canyon, Children's Zoo, Reptile Mesa

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. It is one of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is also one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. It is one of the few places in Southern California to feature an arctic landscape.

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