Construction on the San Diego Zoo Safari Park began in 1971, and was not without speed bumps. Escondido’s desert landscape seemed tailor-made for some species, but not for all. The horticulture team was tasked with creating a jungle oasis on top of acres of chaparral, and it pioneered an innovative water conservation system to keep the plants and animals well hydrated.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SAFARIS AND PROGRAMS
A milestone anniversary calls for a big celebration! Don’t miss the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary special safaris and programs—you’ll see the park in a whole new way with these exclusive experiences. Come celebrate with us as we enter our second half-century, and make memories that will last a lifetime!