Polar bear in the Polar Bear Plunge pool
Bringing Wildlife into Your Home

We’re Here Together

Stay Connected with the Animals

To support us during this challenging time, a tax-deductible donation or purchase from our Shopzoo site will make a meaningful difference for wildlife.



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!


Virtual Mission: Spring Break

The Zoo is currently closed, but you can stay connected to wildlife—and have fun! Join us on a Virtual Mission: Spring Break April 3–19 through these activities.


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!


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.


Watch Wildlife Stories on YouTube

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



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.


Free San Diego Zoo Global Academy Courses

Learn about animals by taking some San Diego Zoo Global Academy online courses for free! For eight weeks, we will provide complimentary access to our Introduction to Animal Species courses, offering different topics each week. Especially useful for teachers and students.


Science Blog

Middle school and high school students can dig into science on the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research website.


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.

Spy kid and African penguin.
April 3-19

Virtual Mission: Spring Break

Online Wildlife Talks, Easter egg hunt, and More!
Sloth bear standing on hind legs.

Too Much Fun

Meet the sloth bear brothers

Relax with Platypus

Young brother and sister, mother and father wearing matching San Diego Zoo t-shirts.


Hotel with pool
Creature Comforts