Red camellia blooms.

Sun Bear Forest

At A Glance

  • Location: Asian Passage
  • With its cascading waterfalls, bubbling streams, thousands of exotic plants, and Indochinese animals, Sun Bear Forest® is the closest you'll come to experiencing a southeast Asian rain forest in Southern California. You will, however, see a few non-Asian residents there, as well. Whenever the Zoo constructs a new exhibit, there are often long-standing trees that don't exactly fit the new bioclime's theme, but would be harmed if transplanted (such as, for example, a thriving macadamia from Australia). In those cases, the tree stays. Our horticulturists value the trees in their care too much to risk their health!

    Despite the surprises here and there, Sun Bear Forest® has a spectacular collection of Asian plants, including colorful camellias. 

    Protective cloth facemasks featuring save the chubby unicorns, safari park gorilla, and centennial lion designs.

    Face Masks

    In Child and Adult sizes!
    Amur leopard

    Vanishing Beauty

    The fight to save the Amur leopard.
    Gift card in holiday wrap with sloth plush

    Free sloth plush

    With $50 Gift Card Purchase
    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts