San Diego Wild Animal Park

The San Diego Wild Animal Park is a wildlife preserve that mimics the natural habitats of African and Asian animals.   Set on 1,800 acres, home to more than 3,500 animals representing 429 species, the park is a wildlife preserve that mimics the natural habitats of African and Asian animals.

The Wild Animal Park’s new Lion Camp, features a naturalistic exhibit with panoramic views of lions lounging in the grasslands, while antelopes and giraffes mingle and rhinos retreat to a watering hole. The 33,000-square-foot enclosure provides guests an opportunity to experience a face-to-face encounter with lions.

Hours: Daily, 9:00 am. Closing times may vary.

Directions to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in Escondido, CA:

From the NORTH: From Interstate 5 (Orange County, Los Angeles), take the State Route 78 East exit at Oceanside, proceed east to Interstate 15 South, exit at Via Rancho Parkway and follow the signs to the Park. From Interstate 15 (Riverside), exit at Via Rancho Parkway and follow the signs east to the Park.

From the SOUTH: From State Route 163 (downtown San Diego, Mission Valley) proceed to Interstate 15 to the Via Rancho Parkway exit. Go east and follow signs to the Park. From Interstate 5 or 805 (Mexico), proceed to State Route 163, then to Interstate 15 North, and then exit at Via Rancho Parkway. Follow signs east.

From the EAST:  From Interstate 8 (Imperial County, Arizona) take Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit. Follow the signs east to the Park.

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  • San Diego Wild Animal Park
  • 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
  • Escondido, CA 92027-7017
  • (760) 747-8702
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