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Orange County Zoo, Orange

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The Orange County Zoo is a small 8-acre (3.2 ha) zoo located within the 477-acre (193 ha) Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange, California, United States. The zoo is mainly home to animals and plants that are native to the Southwestern United States.
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  • Yes, it is very small. So, even people can't walk too long, they can walk whole zoo. It is enough for you and your kids and your family to enjoy one or two hours. There are mountain lion, bears... 
    Yes, it is very small. So, even people can't walk too long, they can walk whole zoo. It is enough for you and your kids and your family to enjoy one or two hours. There are mountain lion, bears...  more »
  • It’s a small zoo focusing mainly on South Western wildlife with some exceptions. Now it’s a one way path through the zoo during the pandemic, but the animals were active when we visited! 
    It’s a small zoo focusing mainly on South Western wildlife with some exceptions. Now it’s a one way path through the zoo during the pandemic, but the animals were active when we visited!  more »
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  • I’ve only been to the Irvine regional park a handful of times… and really didn’t even know there was a zoo there. This is such a great value at only $2/person. There’s a great variety of animals. Nothing too crazy, but well worth the visit. There’s a goat petting/feeding area that my kids went nuts over. The mountain lion exhibit was huge. They have a large habitat constructed for them. I really liked seeing the beaver. It reminded me of the one from the movie lady and the tramp. If you come to the park, the zoo should definitely be part of your trip. It’s so nice to see the animals and it’s way worth more than $2.
  • I really like this adorable little zoo. There are lots of animals to see up close for only $2! And you can go really fast, like 30 minutes, or take your time, like 2 hrs. My favorites are coyote, bears, porcupine and beaver. My toddler has fun everytime. Can't wait to see the new large mammal exhibit!

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