American animal in San Diego Zoo Safari Park
American poisonous plants
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an 1,800 acre zoo
in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California, near Escondido
The park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals
including species from the continents
visited by 2 million people annually, houses over 2,600 animals
representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species
The San Diego Zoological Society became interested
in developing the Wild Animal Park in 1964. In 1964,
the park was assessed financially and then moved onto the
next phase. The estimated initial cost was $1,755,430.
When it came to naming the park, five titles were considered:
San Diego Animal Land, San Diego Safari Land, San Diego
Wild Animal Safari, San Diego Wildlife Park and San Diego
Wild Animal Park. On June 30, 2010 the San Diego Zoo
Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the park to
the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Asian Savanna and African Plains
Rhinos in the African Plains The park's largest exhibits.
African Plains represents many regions and habitats.
East Africa displays Cape buffalo, Southern white
rhinoceros, Ugandan giraffe. The North Africa exhibit
represents the Sahel and Sahara and houses
scimitar-horned oryx. .The Southern Africa field
exhibits Grevy's zebras.
nairobi Village and Gorilla Forest
The park's Nairobi Village houses numerous exhibits for smaller animals.
Among these are meerkats, an African Aviary, lemurs, flamingos, red river hogs, and bee eaters.
A pair of African lions rests on
an overcast day. Opened in
The path continues along an
acacia-studded ravine and
leads to a replica observation
tent. This has a smaller viewing
window as well as a Land Rover
for the lions to rest on.
Tours and Rides
The Monorail line has been retired, partially due to high maintenance costs,
and in March 2007 the Journey into Africa attraction, now renamed Africa Tram, opened.
The tour utilizes a wheeled tram that runs on biofuel instead of a monorail, and, unlike
the monorail, the attraction now costs extra; however, it remains free for members of
the San Diego Zoological Society.
After eating the plant,
you mouth with break
out into blisters and
result in intense
is a genus of about 1000
species of flowering
plants, the largest genus
of the arum family ,
It has milky sap that
causes irritation and
redness of the skin, and
if you rub your eyes, it
may cause permanent
damage such as
Mostly growing in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the continent, Wisteria grows to
tree-height and produces long, delicate, purple flowers in an inverted triangle.
The manchineel tree , Hippomane
mancinella , is a species of
flowering plant in the spurge
family ,and the only species in the
monotypic genus Hippomane .
Manchineel is native to Florida in
the United States , the Bahamas ,
the Caribbean , Central America ,
and northern South America .
The Venus flytrap Dionaea
muscipula, is a carnivorous plants
native to subtropical wetlands on
the East Coast of the United States.
When an insect or spider crawling
along the leaves contacts a hair, the
trap closes if a different hair is
contacted within twenty seconds of
the first strike.