Red camellia blooms.
Plants

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. 

    Child's tiger facemark, adult koala mask, child's polar bear.
    SHOPZOO

    Face Masks

    In Child and Adult sizes!
    ring-tailed lemur
    NEW!

    Wild Adventures

    Week-long and Saturday programs for kids
    Mother giraffe grooming her young calf.
    ZOONOOZ

    SAY HELLO TO SOME OF OUR SPRING-BORN BABIES

    Knockaround sunglasses

    Polarized Sunglasses ($35)

    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts

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