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The Zoo: San Diego


From the producers who brought you The Zoo comes a new series, The Zoo: San Diego, with an all-access look at two parks: the world-class San Diego Zoo, voted #1 zoo in the world, and the one-of-a-kind, 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Zoo: San Diego showcases the stories of some of the more than 3,700 animals that call these remarkable places home.

The series follows the keepers, curators, and veterinarians who have dedicated their lives to caring for the birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and aquatic animals at the Zoo and the Safari Park. We feature a hamadryas baboon troop soap opera, baby cheetahs making a canine friend, a critically endangered black rhino named Aria, giant pandas, and more.

The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park aim to help millions of visitors form a connection with the animals in their care. They also share messages about the importance of conservation, and what we can all do to help make a difference for wildlife and save species from extinction. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are opening their doors and giving viewers unprecedented access to hundreds of acres, more than 650 species, and countless stories of very special animals—and the people who work so hard to nurture, protect, and champion them.

Watch full episodes on the Animal Planet website

Episode 1: Welcome to Our World

Featuring klipspringers, California condors, gorillas, and Mang Mountain pit vipers.

Episode 2: New Day for an Old Tortoise

Featuring Galápagos tortoises, koalas, giraffe calves, and ostriches.

Episode 3: Yeti and the Cubs

Featuring Hamadryas baboons, cheetah cubs, and burrowing owls.

Episode 4: A Lion's Tale

Featuring a black rhino, lions, a vulture chick, and a cassowary.

Episode 5: Panda-monium

Featuring giant pandas, elephants, butterflies, and Grevy's zebras.

Episode 6: Mek Comes Home

Featuring a Malayan tiger, tree kangaroos, and moving animals to prepare for Children's Zoo construction.

Episode 7: Penguin Chick Swim School

Featuring African penguin chicks, a Baird's tapir, and African elephants.

Episode 8: Mkhaya Discovers Her Trunk

Featuring African elephant calves, Alba the Andean bear, Mandazzi the gorilla, and searching for coastal patch-nosed snakes.

Episode 9: Miracle Calf

Featuring a special rhino calf, Connor the tiger, a visit to shoebills, and polar bears.

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