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, our guests, and the wildlife in our care at the forefront of our approach at this unprecedented time in our history. 

Now that we have reopened, the safety and well-being of our guests, team members, and wildlife is our top priority. Both the Zoo and the Safari Park have introduced new measures designed to ensure a safe and healthy guest experience. These measures are based on guidance from health authorities, including the CDC, along with requirements of the state of California and San Diego County.   

Virtual Visits to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park!

We are so happy to welcome you back to the Zoo and Safari Park, now that we have reopened. But if you are not able to visit right now, you can still 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. In our newest activity, follow along with story artist David Derrick as he draws a realistic tiger.


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.



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.


Wildlife Wednesdays

Please join us throughout the month of August to hear about incredible efforts to save elephants, giraffes, leopards, and some of Earth’s most endangered species from extinction. This virtual series of speakers showcases our connection to wildlife, our connection to one another, and how we are making the world a smaller place through our conservation efforts.


Endangered Species Day

For Endangered Species Day, we celebrate 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

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!


Virtual Mission: Spring Break

You can stay connected to wildlife—and have fun! We hosted a Virtual Mission: Spring Break in April, and you can still enjoy many of these fun activities.



Educational Resources


Learn and Play at Home

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!



Get Involved


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.

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

Face Masks

In Child and Adult sizes!
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Wild Adventures

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


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