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Bringing Wildlife into Your Home

We’re Here Together

As we face the challenges of COVID-19, our dedicated team of wildlife specialists and horticulturists continue to care for the millions of animals and plants that rely on us each and every day. Your continued support for the wildlife in our care is more critical now than ever before. Make a tax-deductible donation today and rest assured that our commitment to wildlife—and to you, our family—will remain steadfast.

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San Diego Zoo Global takes its role as a leader for the larger San Diego community seriously. We understand the trust our audiences have placed in us over the past 103 years. To serve our community responsibly, we have put the interests of our employees and the wildlife in our care at the forefront of our approach at this unprecedented time in our history. 

Continuing to follow the advice from health experts and government officials, and acting in the best interests of the health and wellness of our greater community, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will remain closed until further notice.   

We continue to have essential and dedicated staff on grounds at both parks, ensuring that the remarkable wildlife in our care continue to thrive. The urgent nature of our work to save species is unchanged, even in the face of this pandemic. Species will continue to disappear from the planet at an accelerated rate if we do not remain steadfast in fulfilling our mission. Our support, your support and the support of our partners around the world are vital lifelines for the world’s extraordinary species of animals and plants.

The world-famous parks will continue to be maintained and cared for, so they can be ready to open when you are able to visit us again. And, despite our parks being closed to the public, San Diego Zoo Global has been continuing to financially support its staff, and last week confirmed that it would continue to support all its employees through April 19—and we will continue to do what we can to support the team throughout this challenging time. 

We keep at the forefront of our thoughts the well-being of these dedicated employees and the many volunteers who make our parks such special places to visit. We look forward to the day we get to welcome you back. #WereHereTogether

Virtual Visits to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park!

The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park may be closed for now, but it’s business as usual for the animals of San Diego Zoo Global and the crew of wildlife care specialists that are looking out for them—and you can stay connected with virtual visits anytime you want!

 

Wildlife Cams

From their habitat to yours, these livestreaming cams provide views of wildlife as they explore, eat, swing, pounce, groom, and play through their day. Catch all the action!

 

Zoom Backgrounds

Next time you're in an online meeting via Zoom, why not have some of our most beloved animals looking over your shoulder? These "wild and fun" Zoom backgrounds—featuring hippos, koalas, rhinos, platypuses, polar bears, elephants, giraffes, and other species—are available for download as part of our We're Here Together campaign. Which one will join your next meeting? 

 

San Diego Zoo Kids

Kids can jump into the world of wildlife with every visit to San Diego Zoo Kids. This family friendly website is jam-packed with videos and information about animals, fun stories, hands-on activities, and games.

 

San Diego Zoo Kids Corner

The San Diego Zoo is bringing the Zoo to you, through San Diego Zoo Kids Corner! In each episode, you'll be taken on a fun and wild adventure to learn more about animals and their lifestyles. Every week, Dr. Zoolittle, Roberta the Zebra, and a cast of cool characters will be sharing stories, jokes, poems, songs, and interesting facts about wildlife. They will also show you their favorite magic tricks, cook yummy treats, lead you through science experiments, and demonstrate how to make special crafts. Make sure to catch all 16 episodes!

 

Watch Wildlife Stories on YouTube

Anyone can tune into YouTube to view our heartwarming, educational, and fun animal videos.

 

ZOONOOZ Online

This free digital version of our popular magazine features fascinating stories about wildlife and ongoing conservation projects. New articles are posted each week!

 

San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants

With detailed information, fun trivia, and much more, this website is a user-friendly, A-to-Z guide about favorite animals and plants, as well as fascinating species you may not know.

 

Stories of Hope and Inspiration

Enjoy heartwarming, true stories from the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park without leaving your house, in author Georgeanne Irvine’s award-winning Hope and Inspiration collection of children’s books, published by San Diego Zoo Global Press.

 

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 15, is Endangered Species Day—and we’re celebrating you and everything you make possible for wildlife at the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and around the world! Check out some of the incredible species you’re saving, the groundbreaking conservation work you support, and a plethora of fun and activities for all ages.

 

World Penguin Day

The Zoo is closed, but we hosted a big celebration online for World Penguin Day, April 25. Here are some ways for you to join folks worldwide every day in continuing to ponder and honor penguins.

 

Earth Day

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, San Diego Zoo Global partnered with the Earth Day Network to bring a Virtual Earth Day Celebration into homes around the world! You can still join in the celebration by participating in many of these activities. Most can be done throughout the year, so you can make every day Earth Day!

 

Butterfly Jungle

Join us this year for a virtual Butterfly Jungle! We have cool activities for kids, butterfly blogs.

 

Virtual Mission: Spring Break

The Zoo is currently closed, but you can stay connected to wildlife—and have fun! We hosted a Virtual Mission: Spring Break April 3–19, and you can still enjoy many of these fun activities.

 

 

Educational Resources

 

Learn and Play at Home

Even though the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are closed for now, we have many engaging and fun ways to learn about animals, plants, and wildlife conservation at home. Students, parents, and educators can discover a wide variety of online options, from live animal cams, to videos and activities, to lessons and courses designed for different age groups, to resources for research and even participating in citizen science. We invite you to explore these learning opportunities and bring our wildlife into your home, as we navigate these difficult times together!

 

     

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    Help Track Wildlife from the Comfort of Home

    Anyone can become a “citizen scientist” and contribute valuable data to conservation researchers by helping to count and identify giraffes and burrowing owls—online from your own couch.

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