Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is one of the most famous zoos in the Unites States; the San Diego Zoo. Also known to be one of the largest zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo is spread across 100 acres and houses more that 4,000 rare and endangered animals as well as a variety of flora including over 700,000 exotic plants. Visitors get a chance to observe a variety of animals in quarters designed to look like their own habitats. The zoo is divided into different zones such as, the Outback, Elephant Odyssey, the Lost Forest, Panda Canyon, Asian Passage, the Northern Frontier, Africa Rocks, Discovery Outpost and Urban Jungle. Those visiting the zoo will come across giant pandas and red pandas, Tasmanian devils, koalas, camels, leopards, foxes, tigers, flamingos, gorillas, polar bears and many other fascinating animals. The San Diego Zoo also offers a variety of fun activities, animal shows and encounters, a 4-D Theater and more.
One Day Pass: Adult (Ages 12 & older) - $48 Child (Ages 3–11) - $38
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The 4-D Theaters, the animal shows and the numerous exhibits at the zoo
Muslims visiting the San Diego Zoo will not be able to find prayer facilities within its premises. They will therefore have to make use of the facilities offered at one of the several mosques or Islamic Centers in the city of San Diego, such as the Islamic Center of San Diego, Masjid Al-Taqwa, Masjid Omar, Masjid an-Nur or Masjid Al-Huda.
Visitors to the San Diego Zoo will find a variety of cafés located all over the zoo. Alberts, Poppy's Patio, Sabertooth Grill, Jungle Java, Treetops Café and Hua Mei Café are a few of the numerous dining establishments in the San Diego Zoo. Muslim visitors are sure to find a good selection of suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes at any of these establishments.