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Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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See rare and endangered species and take part in various animal-oriented activities at Santa Barbara Zoo. The zoo features more than 400 animals--from insects to large mammals--and gives the visitors a chance to learn about the wildlife, admire rarely seen and endangered species, and interact with some of its residents. Animal habitats are recreated to mimic each animal's natural surroundings. View species from all over the world, such as Asian elephants and Western lowland gorillas, as well as local animals, such as the California condor. Some tours and activities require an additional fee. Make Santa Barbara Zoo a part of your Santa Barbara vacation plans using our Santa Barbara trip planner.
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  • The zoo is very fun to go to. It has been more of a pain to order food online, unlike before the pandemic, but you can bring your own food with you. The zoo is so much more beautiful than I... 
    The zoo is very fun to go to. It has been more of a pain to order food online, unlike before the pandemic, but you can bring your own food with you. The zoo is so much more beautiful than I...  more »
  • As a belated birthday gift to me I wanted our family to meet up at the Zoo. Our daughter and her family are in the So Cal Valley and our son and his family are in Santa Maria area. We're from the San....  more
    As a belated birthday gift to me I wanted our family to meet up at the Zoo. Our daughter and her family are in the So Cal Valley and our son and his family are in Santa Maria area. We're from the San....  more »
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  • Small well kept zoo. Walkabout area was excellent getting close to kangaroos, wallaby and emus. Train was only issue as it broke on our ride near end but would be fun for young children. Not too crowded and was a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.
  • Great zoo, and the only place you can see the rare Island foxes, which are found on six of the eight Channel Islands – and nowhere else on earth. They are super cute! A lot of other really amazing animals, a boa constrictor, a crocodile, you get the idea. Lots of exotics and they seem to be in decent sized cages and kept clean.

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