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San Francisco Zoo

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Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants.
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Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415-753-7080
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An average Zoo but nice place to visit with kids if you are around. Sometimes it is cheaper to buy tickets via internet and you will avoid lines too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank y482017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very well put together zoo and handy to get to from the city centre. We got a train that turned into a tram from Powell street that got us straight to the entrance(think it was L train)

Thank FroggerDonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went by myself to the zoo hoping to spend couple of hours of fun, in the end I spent way more walking around. The environments are pretty clean and tidy and the animals look very healthy. Easy to walk around and navigate, a must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharliePineda1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the animals were great. Really enjoyed the anteater and the Mexican gray wolves Had a great time Only negative was price of food. 32 dollars for 2 cheeseburgers and a refillable souvenir cup. Would go again , but eat first

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dougdalton24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took our grand kids here for a Sunday visit after not visiting for several years. They have done some really amazing settings for the animals. Order tickets online to save time. We paid to park which is close to entrance - otherwise park free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drastler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on Saturday 12/22/2018. It was not too crowded as expected. Parking was easy on the premise. The size of the park is not overwhelming. We managed in less than four hours and visited most of the sights. Elephant is not available. Other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

For SF being all righteous about so many things, they are certainly lacking with their zoo. Wolves in cages. Poor habitats. Depressing. If they can't have good homes for animals they need to find them one somewhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

As a huge animal lover, I’ve been to tons of different zoos. This one is a bit small but very nice and well set up. A little pricey. Seems to need some renovations to stay up to date.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sford4491
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Truly lovely zoo. Many animals all in appropriate enclosures. The lemur exhibit was especially amazing with so many trees and activities for the lemurs who were definitely enjoying their space. We went for a look at the Snow Leopard Cubs which were out and frolicking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours here but it could have been more if the building work and renovations that were on going had been completed. It did mean that there were fairly long stretches where we would not see any animals. That said some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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7 January 2019|
Response from makeitso4u | Reviewed this property |
Flat which makes walking easy. It’s right next to the great hey so the beach is walking distance away, Also Golden gate park is near by and make sure you visit the Cliff house for lunch, dinner or snack. Great view. Have fun
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Chuck5231 has the perfect answer
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Response from eke-ono | Reviewed this property |
We saw the sloth, as he slooooowly crossed the cage on a branch